About Us

Center Drugs was started by pharmacist Sid Pridgen and his wife Jeani on November 22,1971. The original store was located in the downtown shopping center in Cairo,GA. The store was later moved to its current location on 2nd Ave.SE. The Pridgens sold their store to Drew and Shanda Pyrz on May 31,2008. Center Drugs continues to offer a full-service pharmacy, gift store and soda fountain at the same downtown location.

Megan Wright Registered Pharmacy Technician

Megan is a native of Tallahassee, Florida. She moved to Whigham, GA in 2020 and has worked in the healthcare field for 4 years. She started working at Center Drugs in March of 2024 as a Cashier/Sales Associate, but quickly moved into the pharmacy as a Tech with her previous medical knowledge helping her along the way. Megan fills prescriptions, puts up drug orders and is one of the friendly voices that you often hear when you call the pharmacy.

Megan is engaged to Alvin Thomas of Whigham, GA and enjoys spending time with him and their 2 dogs.

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Drew Pyrz, Pharmacist, RPh

Drew and his wife Shanda are the owners of Center Drugs. He is a 1993 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. His is a certified pharmacist immunizer which enables him to vaccinate for flu, pneumonia, shingles, and several other diseases. He completed training in 2009 to become a compounding pharmacist and Center Drugs to become a compounding pharmacy.

Drew is a Cairo native and is happy to serve the community in which he grew up. Drew is excited the opportunites pharmacy has given him to serve those around him, and is constantly trying to keep up with the latest health care developments. Feel free to contact Drew with any of your pharmaceutical needs or concerns.

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Shanda Pyrz, Pharmacist, RPh

Shanda and Drew have been the owners of Center Drugs since 2008. Shanda is a 1993 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She is a certified immunizer and helps Drew do flu clinics on location at several of the local businesses.

Shanda and Drew have two sons and all enjoy hunting and fishing when they are not at the football field!

Shanda enjoys Cairo and her customers and is eager to help with any of your pharmaceutical needs.

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Connie Butler, Pharmacist, RPh

Connie is a 1989 graduate of the University of Georiga College of Pharmacy and started working for Center Drugs that same year.

Connie has a been a vital part of the pharmacy team at Center Drugs for the past 34 years. In this time she has become an expert on medications, diseases states, dosing and side effects. She is a certified pharmacist immunizer which enables her to vaccinate for flu, pneumonia, shingles etc.. She is also very knowledgeable on all of the current pharmacy insurance plans.

Connie and her husband, Walt live in Whigham and have 2 children. They are very involved in their church and all also enjoy camping and water sports.

Connie is always more than happy to discuss any of your pharmacy questions or concerns!

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Sid Pridgen, Pharmacist, RPh

Sid is the original owner of Center Drugs which he founded in 1971. Sid is a 1967 graduate of the Auburn University School of Pharmacy.

Sid and his wife Jeani moved to Cairo from Ozark, AL and have called Cairo home for more than 50 years. Center Drugs has become a landmark in this community. His commitment to the profession of pharmacy thru the years is evident as Center Drugs celebrated it's 50th Anniversary a few years ago!!

To Sid, customers still come first! Talk to Sid about any of your pharmacy needs.

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Janice Lindsay, Pharmacy Technician

Janice is a Cairo native and has worked for Center Drugs since 1996. She has become a very valuable part of the pharmacy team over the past 27 years.

Janice handles insurance claims, prior approvals, inventory control, and fills prescriptions. Janice has a specialty in working with our diabetic patients.

Janice enjoys time with her family and loves working with people. Janice provides excellent customer service and is available to assist you with any of your pharmacy needs.

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Paige Moore, Front-end Manager

Paige is a Cairo native and has worked for Center Drugs since 1994.

Over the past 29 years, Paige has become our wedding registry expert. She can assist the bride to be with almost everything, from ordering the invitations, to picking out just the right items for their bridal registry. Paige's vast knowledge of china, crystal, and flatware patterns and trends is by far the best in this area! She is always available to make recommendations for wedding registries or any special occasions.

Paige and her husband, Dusty have 2 sons, and enjoy spending family time together. Paige is happy to help with all of your bridal and gift-giving needs!

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Lexie Thornton, CPhT Certified Pharmacy Technician

Lexie is a native of Thomasville, Georgia. She moved to Cairo in 2016 and has worked as a Pharmacy Tech for the last 28 years. She joined Center Drugs in October of 2023 and quickly became an invaluable asset to the pharmacy staff. Lexie handles insurance claims, prior approvals, inventory control, and fills prescriptions.

In her spare time, Lexie loves to Facetime her son, Alex and his wife Jessica and talk to her first grandchild, Amelia, who are currently stationed in Germany.

Lexie provides excellent customer service and is available to assist you with any of your pharmacy needs.

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Gabby Sanchez, CPhT Certified Pharmacy Technician

Gabby is a native of Cairo and has worked worked at Center Drugs since February 2024. She has worked as a Certified Pharmacy Tech for the last 7 years. She is efficient in immunization protocols, filling prescriptions, bubble packing and recently learned how to compound. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Gabby enjoys spending time with her 2 children, Santiago and Gabriella. She loves to read and is active in her local church, Family Worship Center.

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Ana Brinkley Registered Pharmacy Technician

Ana is a Cairo Native and has worked in the medical field for the past 4 years and she has worked at Center Drugs since 2022. She recently joined the Pharmacy staff as a full time tech in January of 2024. Ana fills prescriptions, bubble packs for patients that need medication management and is often the friendly voice you hear answer the phone in the pharmacy.

Ana enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Charlee and Indie and on the weekends she can often be found at a mud bog with her best friends or at the beach. Ana provides excellent customer service and looks forward to helping customers everyday!

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