Forward Focus Concierge Medicine Wellness Center

Wellness Center: Engage ● Aspire ● Evolve

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, Dr. Lasin, Dr. Berliant, and Dr. Katz share relevant medical information and discuss treatment plans, ensuring that you are receiving the optimal mix of services for your best health.  For more information about all of our offerings contact Marti at 

2023 Prevention & Wellness Education Series

We are very excited to announce our Prevention & Wellness Education Series for 2023. We have an outstanding lineup 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. All programs will be held on Wednesdays at 5:30pm.

The purpose of this Series is to empower you with health education to optimize your quality of life.

February 1Cardiology
Jay Alexander, MD, FACC

April 12Back
Dr. Martin Lanoff

June 14Memory
Paul Later, MD

August 9Gut Health
Our very own, Ari Katz, MD

October 25Sleep
Dr. Neil Freedman

EVOLVE: Weight Management - Now Open to the North Shore Community

This Program supports you on your journey to achieve the best possible version of yourself.   For more information about this Program click on News & Events on this Website.

New Concept Cooking Club Cook with Sheryl Gray not Rachael Ray (all sessions held on Wednesdays at 5:30pm)

The purpose of this Club is to have fun while you learn how quick and easy it can be to prepare tasty, healthy food at home.
Easy one dish meals prepared using only One Pot.

May 24
One Pot Cooking Opportunity – Stir Fry Experience

For more information, contact Marti at 

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

Professional Nutrition Services (PNS)

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 Nutritionist, Sheryl Gray, who collaborates with Dr. Berliant, Dr. Katz, Dr. Lasin, and Dr. Schaffel to develop a customized nutritional plan that improves overall health. Our personable, motivating dietitian will work with you to understand your lifestyle, eating habits, health issues, personal goals, and design a realistic, actionable plan that will work best for you. Sheryl uses a three-tier approach. The Nutrition component promotes a non-diet approach with an emphasis on healthy food choices & portion control. The Behavior Modification piece evaluates existing behaviors & offers strategies to overcome triggers for poor choices & to improve self-esteem. The Physical Fitness portion focuses on improving physical fitness by moving more using a variety of different exercise techniques. Plus, we will communicate your progress directly to your doctor, providing a seamless path to wellness care.

Sheryl Gray, MS, RDN, LDN

Services Provided

Individual Counseling to meet specific medical, physical, behavioral & lifestyle needs such as:

  • Diabetes control
  • Weight reduction & maintenance
  • Cholesterol & triglyceride lowering
  • Hypertension
  • GI disorders (IBS, GERD, Celiac)
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Balanced Nutrition Education

Sheryl Gray, MS, RDN, LDN
Professional Nutrition Services (PNS)