Steve Anderson graduated in 1983 from Concordia College of Moorhead, MN, with a B.A. in Business Administration, Hospital Administration, and Hospital Financial Management. In 1986, Anderson graduated from North Dakota State University with a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Steve A. has been pharmacist/owner of The Apothecary since 1994. Steve and his father, Gary, purchased Women & Children’s Apothecary on Northway Drive with the vision of transitioning that retail pharmacy into a compounding pharmacy. The Apothecary has evolved over 25 years into the business it is today; providing personalized compounded medications for individual needs, and offering a wide selection of quality nutraceuticals, vitamins, and supplements.
Steve has always had an interest in functional/integrative medicine. He has additional education through a naturopathic medicine program and has attended dozens of conferences and seminars over the years in hopes of broadening his knowledge of researched natural approaches to improved health and prescription compounding.
Steve and his wife, Lisa have four children: Nolan (Holly) , Lauren, Neal, and Sophia, and one grandchild, Liam. He thoroughly enjoyed coaching their teams, and attending their games and activities through the years. Sports have always been an important aspect of his life, participating in baseball and basketball until recent years, and golfing whenever he has spare time. The family also enjoys spending time together at the lake and traveling.
Steve has been practicing pharmacy for 39 years in various settings. After graduating in 1982 from North Dakota State University, Steve did a one-year internship at the St. Cloud Hospital, followed by a one-year residency at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont in Burlington, VT. He then moved back to the St. Cloud area and managed the clinic pharmacy in the St. Cloud Clinic of Internal Medicine for the next 8 years. It was at this time Steve started his own pharmacy infusion business called Option Care, which provided intravenous (IV) therapy for patients in their homes. After 20 years with Option Care, Steve sold this business and then started working with Steve Anderson at “The Apothecary” in 2010.
Steve always had a liking for “natural” therapies, and this was a perfect fit to continue his pharmacy career. Steve has broadened his knowledge base in compounding pharmacy and is certified as a “Hormone Specialist”. He finds helping patients evaluate alternative treatments for ailments that have not been treated successfully through traditional healthcare, rewarding. Steve feels great satisfaction in hearing compliments that patients give The Apothecary for going out of their way to help them navigate their healthcare.
Outside of work Steve enjoys golf and most spectator sports, especially Minnesota Gopher Football. Steve has been a Gopher Football Season Ticket holder for 30 years and loves to tailgate before games. But the thing that gives Steve the most pleasure is spending time at their cabin in Park Rapids with family and friends – especially the nightly sunset pontoon ride with his wife, Theresea.
I am thrilled to have joined The Apothecary team!
My passion and interest in alternative health solutions over the years has led me down many exciting roads. From co founding the local chapter of Holistic Moms Network, Le Leche League involvement, teaching natural childbirth classes, working as a doula, educating on alternative health options and being a resource in the community on a variety of topics, there is always more to learn and share.
I grew up in the Forest Lake area and moved to Saint Cloud as I completed my PharmD at the University of Minnesota in 2003. I worked in infusion pharmacy for 15 years before joining the Apothecary in July 2019.
My husband and I raise our 5 children in the St.Cloud area.
In my free time you will find me watching our children participate in their favorite extra curricular activities, prepping homeschool work, running/working out, shooting archery with the kids, cooking and enjoying the outdoors.
Chris is so thankful to have joined the team at The Apothecary in January 2022.
From a young age, Chris wanted to use his love of learning and the sciences to help people. He graduated in 2007 from North Dakota State University, with a PharmD. He has practiced both in the retail and clinical settings in the St. Cloud area over the past 14 years. After a 13-year career at the St. Cloud VA, he’s excited to be a part of this amazing team at The Apothecary where he can combine his experience with the focus on natural and functional medicine.
He and his wife, Christy, have 3 amazing children. In his free time, you will find him enjoying outdoor activities such as fishing and shooting archery, at church events, or spending time with family and friends.
I love The Apothecary! The two Steves and their staff take the time to talk to you—the patient—and help you come up with a solution to your issues. And their dedication to safer and more natural ways to treat our ailments is second-to-none!