William Lee (Bill) Swail
February 28, 1942 - January 25, 2022
It is with deep gratitude that all of us at TXAND celebrate the life and love of Bill Swail, PharmD, the founder of Peoples Rx Pharmacy. Bill was a champion for patient advocacy and providing responsible care that truly led to wellbeing, and he created this compassionate world through Peoples Rx. Even today, the greater Austin community knows "go to Peoples" which means, no matter what you are experiencing, how difficult and impossible things seem, you're going to be cared for and there is hope. This belief created a natural partnership between Bill Swail and naturopathic doctors, who share this same vision.
Bill created a welcoming home for naturopathic doctors at Peoples Rx, providing opportunities for employment in his wellness departments and giving NDs the foundation and support to build thriving practices within Peoples. As Texas NDs faced the challenges & uncertainties of working in an unlicensed state, Bill was our enthusiastic champion and gave us the opportunity to truly serve the community as we were trained to do. Many of us also enjoyed co-hosting his Let’s Get Healthy radio show with him over the years, where he always embodied his belief that laughter was the best medicine!
Bill was a natural guide and teacher when it came to understanding the vulnerability that people face when dealing with health issues. One piece of wisdom that Bill often shared with us was a concept he felt really dear about - making people feel important. He would often say “Do you know the thing that makes the biggest difference with people? Making them feel important.” To this day, Bill's lesson is something we carry in our hearts as we serve our clients in their healthcare journeys. Not just making them feel important, helping them know they are important.
Bill had a genuine caring nature, he was trustworthy and he believed in everyone’s goodness & potential. It is his belief in us as NDs that has gotten us this far. We know he is our angel now and we will never forget him.
We love you Bill!
All of Us, Your Friends & Fans at TXAND