Village Pharmacy is owned and operated by Chris Parker, Pharm.D., BCPS and Christy Parker, Pharm.D., who are both Georgia natives and residents of Douglas County. The Parkers are living their dream of serving the community by providing excellent pharmaceutical care to the people of Douglas County and the surrounding areas.
Chris began his pharmacy career as a cashier while he was in high school. He entered pharmacy school in 1997, earned his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia in 2001, and became licensed as a pharmacist later that year. He worked for an independent pharmacy in Macon until he and Christy married.
They moved to North Carolina, where he began working for CVS. In 2005, he transitioned to hospital pharmacy at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, where he had the opportunity to work alongside physicians from Duke University Medical Center. In 2006, he entered the University of Florida Working Professional Pharm.D. program while continuing to work at the hospital. In 2007, he passed the stringent Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties exam and became certified as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist, a certification that less than 2% of all pharmacists hold. In 2008, he and Christy moved back to Georgia and he began work as a clinical pharmacist at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton. Later that year, he graduated with his Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Prior to opening Village Pharmacy, he attended the Professional Compounding Centers of America Comprehensive Compounding Course in Houston, TX.
Christy began her career as a pharmacy technician at an Athens drug store while attending the University of Georgia for undergraduate studies. She entered Campbell University's School of Pharmacy in 2001. While in pharmacy school, she studied under some of the best medical and pharmacy practitioners while doing clinical rotations at Duke University Medical Center.
She also attended the Professional Compounding Centers of America Student training course prior to graduation. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2005, and was licensed as a pharmacist that year. She began work at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, expanding her knowledge while working alongside Duke University physicians. In 2008, she moved back to Georgia and began working as a clinical pharmacist at Wellstar Cobb Hospital, serving on many committees related to establishing patient care guidelines. The Parkers have two young children and are active members of a local church.