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.

2022 Prevention & Wellness Webinar Series

We are very excited to announce our Prevention & Wellness Webinar Series for 2022. 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.

We will be using an informal “Fireside Chat” format. There will be a brief presentation with a Question & Answer section to follow led by our very own, Dr. Sharon Berliant, Dr. Ari Katz, Dr. Steve Lasin and Dr. Gary Schaffel.
All programs will be held on a Wednesday and are scheduled from 5:30 - 6:30 pm (CST).
January 12
Lori B. Siegel M.D.
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute
2101 Waukegan Rd., Suite 110, Bannockburn, IL  (847) 914-9096
350 S. Greenleaf Rd., Gurnee, IL (847) 914-9096

April 13
Tara Troy M.D.
Comprehensive Gastrointestinal Health
40 Skokie Blvd, Suite 110, Northbrook, IL (224) 407-4400

July 13
Justin Cohen M.D.
Grayslake (847) 986-3030
Glenview (847) 295-0010
Libertyville (847) 549-7815

October 12
Denise Monahan M.D.
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
(847) 582-2134

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

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 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 dietician 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 will begin to see increased vitality, energy, and positive health changes. Plus, we will communicate your progress directly to your doctor, providing a seamless approach to wellness care.

We were excited to launch the “New Concept Cooking Club” in January 2022. The purpose of this cooking club is to have fun while we learn how quick and easy it can be to prepare tasty, healthy food at home. The cooking club will sponsor four recipe contests, one per quarter:  January – Soups, April – Smoothies, July – Plant Based Entrees, October – Desserts. This contest series will culminate in a “New Concept Cooking Club” cookbook at the end of the calendar year. 

Let's Get Cooking - New Concept Cooking Club

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, RDN, LDN