Dr. Bill Rawls graduated from Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in 1985. He holds a medical license in North Carolina. After practicing obstetrics and gynecology for fifteen years, Dr. Rawls life was changed forever by a confrontation with fibromyalgia and Lyme disease. The years spent regaining his health laid the foundation for passions in both writing and natural herbal medicine. After successfully restoring his own health, he set about to help others do the same. Recognizing the profound limitations of conventional medicine for treating chronic conditions such as chronic Lyme disease and fibromyalgia, he devoted his life to finding a better way. Ten years of intensive self-study in herbal medicine and other natural therapies combined with numerous seminars and a certification course in holistic medicine define his present practice focused on health restoration. He uses his passion for writing and study of natural herbal medicine to reach out to those left behind by the current healthcare system. Dr. Rawls has written extensively on health topics, including Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, chronic immune dysfunction, and other health and wellness topics. His has authored two previous books, The Vital Plan, about general health and wellness, and Suffered Long Enough, an earlier book detailing his personal journey with fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme disease. Dr. Rawls resides on the coast of North Carolina where he enjoys other passions including boating, kayaking, kitesurfing and yoga. He lives with his wife of thirty years, who teaches biology at a local community college. Together they live and promote concepts of wellness. Their two adult children are also involved in health and wellness professions.
"Dr. Rawls understands the misery of chronic Lyme disease firsthand. Unlocking Lyme shares the approaches that he used to successfully recover his own health, and helps the reader understand that there is so much that can be done to regain a state of wellness and optimal health." - Scott Forsgren, BetterHealthGuy.com "Dr. Rawls has spoken on his approach to Lyme disease for the past several years; his comprehensive approach and lifestyle guidance has helped many of our members. We heartily endorse his approach to helping deal with the symptoms of Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses." John Dorney, President, NC Lyme Disease Foundation "Unlocking Lyme delves into the science behind Lyme disease, explaining what it is, but more importantly how it can be overcome. Dr. Rawls carefully explains the various treatments for Lyme, leaving the reader feeling informed and empowered." - Julie Ryan, CountingMySpoons.com