14689 Garrett Highway

Oakland, MD 21550


Mon: 8:30 - 6:00
Tues: 8:30 - 4:30
Wed: 8:00 - 12:00
Thurs: 8:30 - 4:30
Fri: By Appointment Only
Sat & Sun: Closed


fax: 888-843-8457
Rachel Friend-Lantz Bookside Health and Wellness Owner

Rachel Friend-Lantz, CRNP

Rachel Friend-Lantz is from Garrett County, Maryland. A 2003 graduate from Southern Garrett High School, she grew up in the Pleasant Valley area just outside of Oakland, MD. Friend-Lantz, CRNP has cared for members of our community since 2006, and she was a Nurse Practitioner locally, with Garrett Medical Group.

Randi Bennett, CRNP

At Brookside Health & Wellness, Randi Bennett will collaborate closely with Rachel Friend-Lantz and the medical staff to offer a wide range of healthcare services, including preventive care, wellness exams, chronic disease management, and acute care treatments. Randi’s expertise in primary care, coupled with her ability to establish strong patient-provider relationships, will undoubtedly enhance the patient experience at Brookside Health & Wellness.

Randi Bennett obtained her Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Frostburg State University and has since acquired a wealth of practical experience working in various healthcare settings including clinical rotations with Brookside. Now, Brookside Health & Wellness can accommodate a broader range of patients and offer increased flexibility in scheduling appointments. This ensures that individuals seeking healthcare services have improved access to timely care and medical attention.

Patients will be pleased to know that Randi Bennett will also be credentialed with various health insurances. She will be able to start seeing patients with Maryland Physicians Care, Medicare, and CareFirst immediately, making her services accessible to a wide range of individuals in need of healthcare support.

Rachel Friend-Lantz, CRNP, expressed her excitement about Randi joining the practice. “Having Randi as part of our team is very exciting. Her training at Brookside, coupled with her shared approach to patient care, will greatly benefit our patients. We look forward to providing expanded care options and continuing to deliver the highest standard of healthcare services to our community.”

Beyond her professional achievements, Randi Bennett has a rich personal life. She enjoys reading books, exploring new travel destinations, spending time outdoors, and cherishing moments with her beloved cats, Kayak and Luci. These diverse interests reflect her well-rounded nature and her ability to connect with patients on a personal level.