Patient Care Team

Office ManagerKatie Michel, Office Manager

Katie Michel has been working with Dr. Schaffel since 1999, and has developed long-term relationships with many of the Forward Focus patients. While managing the medical and business aspects of the office her bright smile provides a warm welcome to all who enter the Forward Focus Concierge Medicine office.  Her upbeat personality and calming presence lend to the ease of responding to patient’s health concerns and personal issues.  She and her husband are happy grandparents of three.

Registered NurseRebecca Morabito, Registered Nurse - Dr. Schaffel

Rebecca Morabito, RN joined the practice after 14 years of clinical experience in the critical care unit at Lake Forest Hospital. As a solutions-oriented, compassionate nursing professional, she prides herself on her positive relationship with patients. Her ongoing effort to exceed patient expectations contributes to the overall satisfaction of our members.  Rebecca conducts all laboratory work and in-office testing, and supports Dr. Schaffel as a partner in your care. Outside the office she is kept busy travelling with her son for his hockey games, and when she’s not inside a hockey rink she’s spending time outdoors hiking, camping and biking.

Registered NurseMaggie Chung, Registered Nurse - Dr. Lasin

Maggie Chung, RN joins Dr. Lasin following 15 years of hospital experience. She has worked in the Cardiac Telemetry Department and Ortho/Neuro Unit at Lake Forest Hospital. She provided vital comprehensive and innovative care with compassion and empathy and developed technical skills and knowledge in the field of Cardiology. She is most excited to develop personal relationships with Dr. Lasin’s patients and to utilize her strengths in health promotion and education to help patients achieve their optimal health. Her outstanding interpersonal skills were enhanced through 12 years in customer service in the restaurant setting. She is a mother of 2 beautiful daughters and loves to spend time with her extended family and friends.

Patient Service AssistantMeliha Suljic, Patient Service Assistant

Meliha "Mel" Suljic, CPC greets our patients with warmth and enthusiasm, embodying the Forward Focus personalized and caring philosophy. In her role, she assists our team with administrative duties along with answering phones and welcoming patients. Mel received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders at Governors State University. We all benefit from her sense of humor and outgoing personality, and she generously volunteers her time to others in need. Outside the office she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.