Bill Swail, RPh, Founder and Radio Host

Bill began Peoples Rx, voted Austin’s Favorite Pharmacy in every Reader’s Poll, over 30 years ago. For traditional medicinal needs, his expert pharmacists, compounders and technicians develop personalized health solutions. And for those seeking alternatives, his knowledgeable wellness staff helps educate and empower patients about choices in healthcare. Bill has a long history of service to the community, and as part of his continued commitment to educate about health, he and some of Peoples’ finest practitioners have hosted weekly, live radio programs for the past several years.


Located on the southwest corner of 620 and 183, by University Federal Credit Union. Charles Wittle has your pharmacy needs covered and Jodi Fetchel is your guide in Wellness.

Barbara Gaston, RN

Barbara has extensive experience working in the medical field. She began her career at Peoples Westlake where she developed a passion for assisting clients with specific dietary needs. She promotes a gluten-free diet and stresses the importance of accurate nutritional supplementation. As a wife and mother, she is experienced in how to support health and wellness through natural products.

Dr. Scott Jurica, MS, DC, PAK, ACN

Growing up in Texas as an overweight child, Dr. Scott Jurica, MS, DC, PAK, ACN was often teased about his size. Through the support of his family, mentors, and love of sports, he turned his weakness into his strength by focusing his life on natural healthcare. In his offices in Austin and New York City, Dr. Jurica helps his patients become their healthiest selves, so they can live life to the fullest!

Peter McCarthy, BS, MA, CTN

Peter is a Nationally Board Certified Traditional Naturopath with over eleven years in practice, and is a former member of the Advisory Committee of the American Naturopathic Certification Board. He received his Doctor of Traditional Naturopathy degree from Trinity College of Natural Health. Peter is the founding chair of the Texas Health Freedom Coalition, the nation’s largest state-level natural health advocacy organization, and represents Texas as a voting member of the National Health Freedom Congress. He is the author of Adrenaline Nation, available at Peoples Rx.

Jim Meyer, PharmD, MS, CCN

Jim can point you in the right direction on your road to wellness. With experience in personal and strength training at the collegiate level to add to his many credentials, Jim’s functional approach to healthcare emphasizes integrating nutrition and alternative medicine with traditional medicine.

Amy Nelson, ND*

Amy Nelson, ND* received her Naturopathic Doctorate from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR where she studied nutrition, homeopathy, herbal and functional medicine. In addition, Dr. Nelson was the Associate at The IBS Treatment Center in Santa Monica where she treated irritable bowel syndrome and complex food allergies. Dr. Nelson utilizes her experience in natural medicine to address female and male hormonal imbalances, mental health, and digestive disorders.

Barb Stansfield, RN/BSN, ACN

Barb is a registered nurse with a BS in Nursing, an Applied Clinical Nutritionist and a practitioner of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). She has been a nurse since 1984 and has used holistic health approaches for over 25 years. Her experiences as a clinical nurse, as well as her study of agronomy, plant science and nutrition give her a unique perspective on holistic health and a strong proficiency for supporting clients’ physical and mental wellness.

Tammy Thomas, MS, RDN, LDN

Tammy is a Texas-licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Arizona State University. She has earned certifications as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA and as a Precision Nutrition professional. Tammy combines her passion for coaching with her own personal healing experiences, evidence-based research, and her knowledge of dietary supplementation and exercise prescription to support her clients’ optimal health and performance goals.

Dawn Welch, Nutritionist

With diplomas in Naturopathy, Herbalism and Homeopathy, Dawn brings to your service at Peoples over 20 years experience in natural health and a wealth of knowledge!

Anna Wilson, Nutrition Therapy Practitioner

After improving her own health while raising a special needs child, Anna found a passion for assisting people on their path to wellness. Anna is especially interested in supporting individuals who have undergone bariatric surgery, those struggling with mental illness or mood disorders, and busy families looking to fuel their bodies and brains. She strongly believes that anyone can achieve wellness with the right support and knowledge.

Faye Lynn Wright, RN, MSN, CNS P/MH, ND*

Faye Lynn has her Master’s in Nursing, is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric Mental Health, and is a Naturopathic Doctor*. She combines her knowledge of western medicine with alternative health therapies to help clients achieve optimal health. Faye Lynn has been with Peoples for more than 5 years as a Wellness Specialist.

Brenda Young, ACC, LMT

Brenda is an experienced life, energy and relationship coach, energy healer, massage therapist and nutritional herbalist. With an education and background in health care and energy medicine, Brenda has been blessed with the gift of being able to feel where you hold resistance in your energy field. She opens the door to help you release that stuck energy, caused by old beliefs, anchored emotions and unsupportive thought patterns and feelings, leaving you feeling lighter, clear, and fully present.

Jane Yu, L.Ac.

Jane Yu is a licensed acupuncturist who graduated from the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. She uses the full scope of Oriental Medicine including moxa heat therapies, cupping, Chinese herbs, and more to improve personal wellness and health. Jane specializes in pain management, stress management and allergies.


Let Erin Lyon take care of your Pharmacy needs. Veronica Barrios is your guide in Wellness.

Amy Tyler, ND*

Amy Tyler, ND* received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University and also holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. She takes the time to listen closely to her clients and to educate them, empowering them to gain a deeper understanding and ownership of their health. Her individualized wellness plans, incorporating herbs, homeopathy, nutritional supplements, and nutrition and lifestyle advice, are designed to support the body’s innate healing abilities.

Julia Strickler, ND*

Julia Strickler, ND* received her Doctorate of Naturopathy (ND) from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. She also holds a BA in the History of Math and Science and Philosophy from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. Prior to practicing in Austin, her experience includes interning at The Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA, working at The Texas Center for Biological Medicine in Dallas, and practicing at the Hawaii Naturopathic Retreat Center in Pahoa, Hawaii. In order to address any number of chronic conditions and lifestyle challenges, she also assists patients through nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy and mind-body awareness. A runner and aspiring yogi, she looks to balance the mind, body and spirit. She is available for home visits as well as office visits.

Jim Meyer, PharmD, MS, CCN

Jim can point you in the right direction on your road to wellness. With experience in personal and strength training at the collegiate level to add to his many credentials, Jim’s functional approach to healthcare emphasizes integrating nutrition and alternative medicine with traditional medicine.

Zulma Gregory, MAc OM, ACN

Zulma Gregory is an Applied Clinical Nutritionist who holds a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from AOMA, and a BS in Biology from New Jersey City University. Following a profound near-death experience, she also became a Certified Spiritual Counselor through the University of Sedona. Zulma is dedicated to helping individuals reach optimal wellness goals through a compassionate approach of mind-body-spirit. She can assist with methylation deficiencies, insulin resistance, weight loss and psycho-emotional concerns.


Located on Medical Parkway, just blocks from our Central pharmacy location. Peoples Wellness Center offers world-class practitioners, affordable health and much more.

Mary Barnett, Certified Nurse Midwife, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Mary Barnett has a Masters in Nursing and Midwifery from Emory University and engages in ongoing studies with the Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine. Mary is experienced in gynecology and primary care for women with a focus on integrative care, emphasizing nutrition and combining western medicine with holistic therapies.

Abby Blackburn, DC

Dr. Abby Blackburn has been happily serving the families of Austin since February of 2009. Dr. Blackburn specializes in many different gentle and traditional chiropractic techniques for injury prevention including rehabilitation and core spinal stabilization. She also provides nutritional counseling and general wellness education.


Barry Smeltzer, MPAS, PA-C

Barry Smeltzer is a Holistic Practitioner who specializes in Biomedical and Environmental Medicine interventions to assist the body in the healing process. He sees infants through adults in both office locations. Barry has dedicated his career to healing children and families after his own son was diagnosed with multiple medical conditions, all from which he has significantly improved. Barry has a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Finch University/Chicago Medical School and has been certified as a Defeat Autism Now Clinician.

Wallace Taylor, MD, FAAOHNS

Dr. Wallace Taylor has practiced medicine for over 35 years with an emphasis in the past 25 years on functional and integrative medicine.  He has extensive experience in the ill effects of environmental toxins on the body and treatments to enhance natural detox mechanisms. With many years of allergy treatment experience he now focuses on the use of sublingual allergy drops (SLIT) as a safer and more affordable approach to allergy desensitization. Currently he uses individual genome testing to determine his patients’ unique genetic “mutations” in order to direct personalized healthcare recommendations that help reverse and prevent chronic illness and premature aging.


Located across from Central Market. Amy Birdett, CPhT will take care of your pharmacy needs, and Anna Gebbert will be your guide in Wellness. For our Deli, call on Lluvia Berkley.

Becky Andrews, ND, LAc

Becky Andrews, ND*, LAc received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Masters in Acupuncture at Bastyr University. She specializes in complex, chronic and “difficult” cases, especially relating to digestive health, fatigue, mood and detoxification. She works extensively with MTHFr and genetic challenges. In addition to seeing patients in Austin, she is faculty at AOMA School of Integrative Medicine.

Laurie Covington, L.Ac., MSOM

Laurie has over 12 years experience in nutritional and herbal therapy. She holds a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine and is a diplomate of the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Trained also in Holistic Medicine, Western and Ayurvedic Herbology, and Shiatsu massage, her expertise include allergies, acute and chronic pain, insomnia, fatigue, carpal tunnel syndrome, stress, anxiety/depression, hormonal balancing, and digestive disorders.

Katie Hazekamp, Health and Wellness Coach

Health & Wellness Coach Katie Hazekamp specializes in helping you discover the pathway to improved health, life balance and meaning. She received her certification as a holistic health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and guides individuals to find their healthy balance through nutrition, self-care behaviors, and healthy lifestyle practices. Katie partners with you to shift what is needed, helping you to design a clear, actionable plan to get you feeling your best in mind, body and spirit.


Located across from Westlake High School. Let Meg Dwyer assist you in the wellness department, Tim Letendre, CPhT will take care of your pharmacy needs, and Brian Wellinghoff is your go-to in the deli.

Kaya Dupuis, CH

Expert in Chinese Tonic Herbs and Homeopathy, Clinical Homeopath Kaya Dupuis specializes in brain chemistry, hormone balancing, detoxification programs and natural medicine for infants an toddlers, a topic she also lectures on regularly. She is available for private consultations by appointment at Peoples Westlake.

Katherine Grey Crosswell, Weight Loss and Wellness Specialist

Katherine is an expert in coaching healthy behaviors. She specializes in weight loss, coping with emotional eating habits, fitness and detoxification programs. Katherine walks the talk, leading by example through a healthy living and balanced lifestyle daily. She partners with her clients to develop specific, individualized and comprehensive wellness plans that fit your needs. Success is accomplished through accountability, daily motivations and reaching realistic goals.

Lauren Sanchez, ND*

Lauren Sanchez, ND received her Naturopathic Doctorate at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. Her natural approach to medicine facilitates healing by respecting the mind, body and spirit connection. She also specializes in helping individuals reach optimal wellness through a plant-based regimen. She is excited to be an integral part of your health journey and a resource for optimal wellness for you and your family.

* Because the state of Texas does not regulate or license the profession of naturopathic medicine, naturopathic doctors cannot diagnose or treat disease in Texas. For this reason it is recommended that you consult with your licensed medical doctor for any medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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