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Find out about GuidePoint Pharmacy

Our mission statement:
"We will assist our patients to achieve the best possible outcomes from their healthcare decisions by providing them with exceptional education and guidance."

Our Story

Since graduating from North Dakota State University’s pharmacy program in 1988, Mike and Laura Schwartzwald desired to own their own pharmacy, a patient-focused, full-service business with an emphasis on wellness and customer service.


Their dream came true in 2001 when they purchased independently-owned pharmacies in Brainerd and Redwood Falls and partnered with Gary and Lisa Pundt in the purchase of the Rochester pharmacy.


The premise of the business struck a chord within these communities, allowing them to expand four times in recent years. The Schwartzwald’s partnered with Jason and Genny Turner to purchase a pharmacy in Worthington, and later, with partners Tim and Judy Killeen, the Schwartzwald’s bought a pharmacy in Grand Marais. In 2011, they opened a new pharmacy in Winthrop with Ellen Anderson and Megan Schmidt, and also purchased a pharmacy in Crosby where Laura worked years ago.


While the Grand Marais pharmacy retained its original name, Arrowhead Pharmacy, the others changed to GuidePoint, reflecting the values of the company — helping guide customers, pointing them in the direction of good health.


As full-service pharmacies, GuidePoint offers cholesterol and blood pressure checks, vaccinations and medication therapy management, as well as filling prescriptions with the most effective, least expensive medications.

 GuidePoint Pharmacy — Let’s build better health together.