Event: 2023 Prevention & Wellness Education Series Launch

We are so pleased to announce our Prevention & Wellness Education Series for 2023.  We have an outstanding line up of guest presenters that we think you will enjoy and learn a great deal from.  They are highly trained health care professionals from diverse disciplines.  The purpose of this Series is to empower you with health education to optimize your quality of life.

First in line is Cardiologist, Jay Alexander, MD, FACC. His topic will be, “What You Need to Know About Your Heart as You Age”.  He looks forward to seeing you on Zoom at this complimentary interactive wellness program on February 1 at 5:30pm Central Time.  You can register by emailing Marti at ffwellnesscenter@outlook.com.  We will send a Zoom link on Wednesday, February 1st to all those who have registered. 

Schedule of Upcoming Programs

All programs will be held on a Wednesday and are scheduled from 5:30-6:30pm Central Time

February 1

Jay Alexander, MD, FACC - Cardiology - drjay100@aol.com

Dr. Alexander was a cardiologist at NorthShore University Health System for 10 years and managing partner for North Shore Cardiologists in Bannockburn for 30 years prior to joining NorthShore and retired from active practice in 2021.  He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University, MD from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and Cardiology at Northwestern University Medical Center. He is a board certified Cardiologist and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.  Since retiring he consults for several healthcare companies and is medical director of iRhythm Technologies.  His interests are arrhythmia detection, general cardiology and wellness and healthcare system reform.

April 12

Martin P. Lanoff, MD SC - Back/Spine - 847-821-7070 - 1800 N. Hollister #121, Libertyville, IL  60048 - www.drlanoff.com

Dr. Lanoff is a medical physician, board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  He has served on the specialty’s national society (AAPM&R) as a committee chair and as a member of the Board of Governors, where he continues to donate time.  He has been elected to the Castle Connolly top doctors in Chicago list yearly since 2000, Chicago Magazine Special Orthopedic Edition Top Sports Doctor honor 2011, 2018, 2020 and teaches at the Chicago Medical School.  He is a third-generation physician, living in the Chicago suburbs and enjoys both his time in the office, as well as his time with friends, and family. 

June 14

Paul Later, MD - Memory - Medical Director Neurology North Region - Northwestern Medical Group - 847-535-7658 - 1000 N. Westmoreland Pav B, Lake Forest, IL  60045

I was raised in the Chicago area and went to high school at the University of Chicago High School. I went to college at the University of Chicago and then medical school at Rush.  I did my internship at Northwestern then back to Rush for my neurology residency and neuromuscular and electrophysiology fellowship.  I then was in Fort Wayne, Indiana for more than 20 years getting deeply involved in a number of different subspecialty areas within neurology.  I was involved in clinical trials in stroke, migraine, dementia, and MS.  I moved back to the Chicago area and was at Northwest Community Hospital for 2-2/12 years as stroke co-director and while there, was involved in enrolling patients into the IDEAS study which was a nationwide study of amyloid PET scans for patients with mild cognitive impairment or early dementia to better identify patients with questions remaining about their diagnosis whether there is Alzheimer’s pathology demonstrated on the PET scan.

August 9

Our Very Own, Ari Katz, MD - Topic TBD - https://www.forwardfocusmed.com/ari-katz-md

October 25

Dr. Neil Freedman - Sleep - NorthShore Medical Group - 847-236-1300 - 2151 Waukegan Rd., Suite 110, Bannockburn, IL  60015

Neil Freedman, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist and has over 31 years of experience.  He graduated from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.  He provides compassionate, high quality, academic level care in a community setting.  Using a team approach with each patient, he provides the critical information necessary to allow each patient to make educated decisions to resolve their acute and chronic health problems and improve their overall health.  His approach is multidisciplinary, but patient-centered, and allows each individual to determine the appropriate diagnostic and treatment plan that will help them achieve their long-term health goals.