Over 40 Years of Community Care

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 and gift store at the same downtown location.

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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 most recently 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 on the ballfield!

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 28 years. In this time she has become an expert on medications, diseases states, dosing and side effects. She is also very knowlegable on all of the current pharmacy insurance plans.

Connie and her family live in Whigham and are very involved in their church and school activites. They all 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 45 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 40th 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 21 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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Jeri Lynn, CPhT

Jeri is a Cairo native and has worked as a Certified Pharmacy Technician for more than 20 years. She joined the Center Drugs Pharmacy team in August 2012.

Jeri handles insurance claims, prior approvals, inventory control and fills prescriptions. She is our in house unit dose specialist.

Jeri and her husband, Jason have two children and make their home in Whigham. They enjoy spending most of their free time at the beach.

Jeri is pleased to help with all your pharmacy needs and looks forward to helping you soon.

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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 23 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 thier bridal registry. Paige's vast knowlege 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 family enjoy spending time together, and with two boys that ends up being at the ballfield most weekends!

Paige is happy to help with all of your bridal and gift-giving needs!

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Elvira Hernandez , Syrup City Sports Manager

Elvira is a Cairo native and has managed Syrup City Sports since January 2108.

Elvira specializes in vinyl sign and decal design, embroidery, custom tee shirt layouts and team uniform ordering. Elvira is a whiz on the computer and can even draw custom graphic designs for your one of a kind project. She has 5 years experience in vinyl and embroidery design and production. From Cairo Syrupmaker tee shirts to custom car tags and personalized tumblers; Elvira can make most items while you wait.

Elvira enjoys spending time with her family. Most of her free time is spent at the river fishing or at the park with her children.

Elvira enjoys helping customers and is eager to help you with all your Syrup City Sports needs.

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