"Prevention and health promotion are passions for Dr. Schaffel. Patients benefit from his expertise in cardiac risk factors and stroke prevention, and are guided toward behavioral changes that can impact these risks. Dr. Schaffel takes the time to synthesize clinical data with lifestyle issues, including stress, sleep, and life-cycle factors, resulting in an actionable plan for improved patient health.
Born and raised in the Chicago area, Dr. Schaffel received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed his residency at Rush University Medical Center, where he was honored with the Outstanding Resident award. Dr. Schaffel also completed a master’s degree in exercise physiology at the University of Illinois and a certificate in clinical lipidology. He is board certified in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Schaffel enjoys hospital privileges at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital and Highland Park Hospital. He has served in leadership positions as Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine Staff and as Director of the Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiac Risk Reduction program at Lake Forest Hospital."
"If you’re frustrated by assembly-line medicine and disappointed by brief appointments with physicians who rush you out the door, Forward Focus Concierge Medicine may be for you. At Forward Focus, you’ll have plenty of time to discuss your health with an attentive, medically-sophisticated physician who takes the time to genuinely get to know you. With a limited practice size, our doctors are able to spend more time on your health care and to interact with other physicians on your behalf, while staying up-to-date on the latest medical research."