Meet Our Team

Dean Privratsky, R.Ph.,  Pharmacist-In-Charge

My name is Dean Privratsky and I’m excited to have recently taken the position as Pharmacy Manager at Tony’s MediCenter Pharmacy. I lived in Oregon for many years but have recently moved back to Southern Illinois.  I was born in Dickinson, North Dakota but grew up in Albany, Oregon but am excited to be in the Midwest.

When I made the decision to become a pharmacist, I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. I saw pharmacy as a long term profession with an ever expanding role in healthcare.  And it seems my intuition was correct about the role of pharmacy in healthcare.  I have been a pharmacist for 37 years, the most recent years spent in Oregon where I attended pharmacy school.  In Portland, Oregon, I managed three retail chains and was a preceptor for pharmacy school students.
I enjoy spending time with my wife, Peggy, our three daughters (2 of which live in Oregon and 1 in California), and our grandchildren. I’m an outdoorsmen, and enjoy landscaping and mountain biking.  Some of my other hobbies include reading and watching sports, particularly basketball and soccer. I’m enjoying the Midwest and plan to offer the best patient care possible to our pharmacy patients!