Our Brainerd Pharmacists

Mike Schwartzwald

Brainerd Pharmacy
(218) 829-0347
(800) 498-0347
108 South 6th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am - 5:30pm
Sat: 9am - 2pm

Mon-Fri: Free Rx Delivery

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Mike Schwartzwald, R. PH.

Mike received his Pharmacy degree from North Dakota State University in 1988 and has been moving up the pharmacy ranks ever since. He started as a pharmacist in rural Wisconsin where he received management training and soon he found himself working as chief pharmacist in a busy Twin Cities pharmacy.

Since the beginning of his pharmacy career, Mike has thrived to provide hands-on, personalized care to his patients, creating an educational environment focused on patient wellness.

Under that premise, Mike has successfully managed many pharmacies in Minnesota through the years, before purchasing what is now GuidePoint Pharmacy in Brainerd, Minn., in 2001.

 Mike is one of two Minnesota Ambassadors for HealthMart International, he’s on the advisory committee for Parata, a company that designs and sells pharmacy robotics. He was also named a finalist for the Parata Systems/Pharmacy Times 2011 Next-Generation Pharmacist Award.


Laura Schwartzwald

Laura Schwartzwald, R. PH.

Laura, a North Dakota State University School of Pharmacy graduate, has worked in pharmacies around the Midwest since she graduated in 1988.

As a pharmacist, Laura always desired to do more than just fill prescriptions. She thrives on helping people, getting to know her patients and how she can help them live a healthier life.

GuidePoint is an outreach pharmacy; Laura serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students from the University of Minnesota, North Dakota State and South Dakota State University. She’s also a clinical instructor with the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.

Laura is a member of the state Board of Pharmacy, serves on the University of Minnesota’s Committee on Experiential Practice, organizes community clinics at local group homes and businesses, implements diabetic care centers in pharmacies and performs diabetic screenings at the Crow Wing County Fair.


Robert Wennerstrand

Robert Wennerstrand, R. PH.

After growing up in Warroad, Minn., Robert attended the College of Pharmacy at North Dakota State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy.

He became a pharmacist because he enjoys working with people, helping them treat any ailments that may be affecting their lives.

Robert joined the Medicine Shoppe, now GuidePoint, in 1996 where he specializes in educating patients on not only their medications, but preventative measures that can also help improve their lives.


Robert Wennerstrand

Megan Krueger, Pharm. D.

Megan graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from North Dakota State University in 1999. After working at a pharmacy in Phoenix for two years, Megan returned to her hometown of Velva, N.D., where she co-owned a small drug store for 11 years. She then joined GuidePoint Pharmacy in Brainerd in 2012.

Throughout her pharmacy career, Megan has always strived to provide one-on-one patient care and help her patients better understand and manage their health. She specializes in diabetes education, providing immunizations and compounding medications.

When she’s not at work, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband Kyle, fishing, snowmobiling, watching movies and training and competing their AKC Field Trial Labrador Retrievers.


Robert Wennerstrand

Katie Rangen, Medication Therapy Management Clinical Coordinator, Pharm.D.

With a background in analytical chemistry, Katie became a pharmacist to fulfill her desire to work with people, helping treat their medical conditions and making a difference in their lives.

As Guidepoint’s Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Clinical Coordinator, Katie evaluates patient’s health histories and treatment plans to make sure they are taking the most effective, cost efficient medications available. She also specializes in diabetes education and working with students, helping train the next generations of pharmacists.

Katie is a Brainerd native and a 2009 graduate of the University of Minnesota’s College of Pharmacy. She joined GuidePoint Pharmacy in 2012. 


Robert Wennerstrand

Kari Springer, Registered Nurse

As GuidePoint’s on-staff registered nurse, Kari’s practice focuses on health and wellness education, immunizations, and disease prevention and control. She specializes in the areas of wellness for babies and mothers as well as diabetes education.

Kari enjoys working with patients to help improve their health and guide them to a happier, healthier lifestyle.

Originally from Parkers Prairie, Kari received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Bemidji State University. She is also a licensed public health and school nurse. Kari joined GuidePoint Pharmacy in 2012.