Wellness Center

At Forward Focus, we have broadened our patient's health care experience by bringing in trusted leaders from diverse disciplines to provide the highest quality of preventative care. You’ll find a variety of complementary wellness services within our expansive office suite that contribute to overall good health. Our patients appreciate the convenience of seeing wellness providers within our office, but more importantly they benefit from the collaborative approach to care and immediate communication that occurs when your doctor is literally across the hall. Dr. Schaffel and Dr. Lasin share relevant medical information and discuss treatment plans, ensuring that you are receiving the optimal mix of services for your best health.

Audiology Services

We’ve partnered with North Shore Audio-Vestibular Lab to offer the highest quality hearing and balance healthcare to our patients.  Their expert audiologists investigate the presence of hearing loss, tinnitus, and dizziness and provide options for improving your hearing health. Using leading edge hearing technology, they offer diagnostic testing and fitting equipment that provides an unsurpassed level of comprehensive hearing care. They’ll guide you through the process of selecting from an extensive line of digital products to optimize your hearing. Satisfaction and improvement in quality of life with your new hearing instruments is their top priority.   

Audiology Services StaffServices include:

  • Comprehensive Assessment of Hearing
  • Tinnitus/Hyperacusis
  • Balance Testing/Videonystagmography (VNG)
  • Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)
  • Non-sedated Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
  • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE)
  • Hearing Aids
  • Assistive Listening Devices (ALD)
  • Wireless Communications/FM Systems
  • Ear Protection
  • Repair and Maintenance

Paul Pessis, Au.D.
Tracy Murphy, Au.D.
Kristine Trester, Au.D.
North Shore Audio-Vestibular Lab

ElemENT Med Spa

We are pleased to partner with Dr. Alan Freint, a respected ear nose and throat surgeon who operates elemENT Med Spa in our office suite. In addition to treating all problems of the ears, throat, head, and neck, Dr. Freint specializes in cosmetic facial enhancements such as Botox and soft tissue fillers to reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate the aging face. He will also groom excessive overgrowths of hair that detract from your appearance.  Furthermore, he treats hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, and sinusitis.

Dr. Freint’s philosophy is that quality medical care must encompass both the science and art of medicine.  He believes in treating the patient globally and prides himself in being a good listener.  Dr. Freint has more than 30 years of medical and surgical experience.  He was mentored by an internationally-renowned facial plastic surgeon who taught him the intricacies of treating facial anatomy.  He was also mentored by a national leader in otology.   

ENT Dr Alan FreintServices include:

  • Facial cosmetic treatments (Botox, Soft tissue fillers)
  • All ear, nose, and throat complaints
  • Wax build-up
  • Hearing loss
  • Tinnitus and balance problems
  • TMJ (jaw joint) pain and dysfunction
  • Grooming of excessive hair growth

Alan Freint, M.D.
ElemENT Med Spa

Physical Therapy

For our patients with chronic pain, injury, or post-surgical rehabilitation needs, we have partnered with the highly skilled, patient-oriented team of physical therapists at Journey Physical Therapy. In their fully equipped physical therapy office within our wellness complex, they deliver the highest quality therapy to reduce pain and get patients back on their feet quickly.  Known for their advanced training in orthopedic manual physical therapy, Drs. Greenberg and Purimetla bring with them a great depth of knowledge and versatility to address a broad spectrum of conditions with empathy and compassion.  The therapists begin with a comprehensive assessment in order to discover, resolve, and prevent issues that may lead to pain and dysfunction. By including physical therapy within our office suite, Dr. Schaffel and Dr. Lasin are able to consult directly with the therapists regarding medical history and treatment goals, improving outcomes and facilitating faster recovery. 


  • Back and neck pain, including herniated discs and sciatica  
  • Orthopedic physical therapy
  • Sports medicine rehabilitation
  • Chronic pain
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation

Praneeth Purimetla, PT, DPT
Bret Greenberg, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Journey Physical Therapy

Physical TherapySports Medicine Rehabilitation

Nutrition and Weight Management

We recognize the importance of proper nutrition as a key element of good health, and the impact it can have on chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. All Forward Focus patients have access to our on-site Licensed Dietitian Nutrionists, who collaborate with Dr. Lasin and Dr. Schaffel to develop a customized nutritional plan that improves overall health. Our personable, motivating dieticians will work with you to understand your lifestyle, habits, health issues, and personal goals, designing a realistic, actionable plan that will work best for your life.  Through diet instruction, behavior modification and nutrition therapy you’ll begin to see increased vitality, energy and positive health changes. Plus we’ll communicate your progress directly to your doctor, providing a seamless approach to wellness care.  

Services include:

  • Individualized Counseling
  • Weight Management 
  • Body Composition Analysis and Consultation 
  • Consultation in the Comfort of Your Kitchen
  • Personalized Grocery Shopping  
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy

Sheryl Gray MS, RD, LD 
JoEllen Kaufman, MS, LDN, CLS

Dietitian Shery GrayDietitian JoEllen Kaufman