Concierge Medicine Benefits

Members of Forward Focus Concierge Medicine pay an annual fee. With this membership fee, you gain around-the-clock access to Dr. Schaffel or Dr. Lasin and our staff, unhurried appointments, an annual comprehensive physical examination and proactive healthcare services.  By limiting the size of our practice, you can be assured that Dr. Schaffel or Dr. Lasin will be available to treat your health issues and provide exceptional, personalized health care at your convenience.   Office visits, hospital care, and other ancillary medical services will be billed directly to your insurance company.

Concierge Member Benefits Include:Photo of Dr. Gary Schaffel consulting with patient at Forward Focus Concierge Medicine

  • Comprehensive Annual Physical Examination - Learn more...
  • Prompt scheduling of appointments outside of the Annual Exam with little or no wait time.  For emergent issues, you will be able to be seen that day or the next business day.  For routine office visits, we will schedule you as soon as possible. 
  • Direct access to Dr. Schaffel or Dr. Lasin’s personal email address and private cell phone number.  Email is a great form of communication for non-urgent issues either during the day or after hours.  When the office is closed and an urgent matter arises, you will have your physician's personal cell phone number to call for assistance. 
  • Extended and unhurried office visits (scheduled for 30 minutes) so that you always get the attention we feel you deserve.
  • Limited practice size to ensure a personalized approach to your health.  Since the number of patients in the practice will be limited, Dr. Schaffel or Dr. Lasin and his staff will have the time to address all of your needs as they arise.
  • Direct phone access to our staff during business hours.  When you call, a member of our staff will answer the phone.  Our staff will have the opportunity to get to know each of our patients personally, and be able to handle your needs quickly and effectively.
  • Insurance claims filed on your behalf by our staff
  • Prompt follow-up phone calls to review lab and imaging results.
  • Visits when you are hospitalized at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital or Highland Park Hospital to coordinate your care with hospitalists and advocate on your behalf.
  • Advocacy and coordination with carefully chosen specialists.
  • Reminder calls for exams, follow-up procedures and testing.
  • Strong focus on prevention and health promotion.
  • Personalized electronic medical records that you will be able to access via a password protected patient portal on our website.
  • Timely emails on medical topics of interest.
  • Coordination of travel-related health needs.
  • Care transition planning.
  • Management of home-care professionals.