“My goal is to reduce my patients’ pain while restoring their strength and mobility.”
Dr. Wilkins joined Coastal Orthopedics in 1996. Originally from Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Dr. Wilkins received his bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Michigan. From there, he went on to obtain his medical degree from Louisiana State University. Dr. Wilkins completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.
When not seeing patients in clinic, Dr. Wilkins serves as Medical Director at Waccamaw Hospital in the Acute Rehabilitation Unit.
Dr. Wilkins is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
"I have been seeing Dr. Wilkins since 2009 when I fractured my back. I have many problems because of this and still should require a fusion on my lower back according to Dr. Wilkins. He has been very kind, considerate, and always concerned with how I am feeling, while keeping his sense of humor. He understands me after all this time and is always looking for a way to help ease my pain until the time comes for surgery. I appreciate the staff as well. They are just as kind, considerate, and make me feel part of the family. I value his opinions, his care, and his concern.
I recently had a problem with my hand, which ended with a visit to the ER. It was suggested that I go to Dr. Haskin and then to physical therapy. The water therapy was greatly responsible for my hand and it’s healing. The antibiotics, the care, and concern again by Dr. Haskin and his staff. I have appreciated all that these doctors have done for me and don't just feel like just another patient while I am there. I thank them for all their work and kindness in my time of discomfort and pain." -- Ms. Geoffry D.
"I was given Dr. Wilkins name while in rehab after fracturing my hip. My care has been above and beyond anything I could have hoped for. After rehab, my follow up care with Dr. Wilkins continues to be great. He is thorough, skilled, caring, and always takes time for my concerns and questions. His staff is the same. When I've called for help and or advice, they were quick to get back to me. This whole adventure has been a blessing because of these very special people put in my path. Thank you." -- Diane N.
"I am the wife of Louis Eckert and I thank God for all the physicians' care giving. Not to mention their awesome staffs. We have been in Myrtle Beach for 3 years. Proper diagnosis from Dr. Mills led my husband to Dr. Ramsey. Two successful hip surgeries later, he was playing golf and working until he broke his left foot. Again, the appropriate treatment from Dr. Taylor has led to finally being able to play golf again, take walks, and work. I will be forever grateful to the physicians and staff!" -- Wife of Louis E.
"I came to see your group back in January 2013 for a problem with my right leg and ankle and my right shoulder. I originally saw Dr. Ramsey and Dr. Taylor. I was then referred to Dr. Tupis and Dr. Wilkins. I would like to thank all of you for the wonderful care that you gave me! I have since had weight loss surgery by Dr. Washington, and I have lost 68 pounds. This has significantly helped my leg and ankle, but I am still going to MUSC as Dr. Tupis has arranged for July. I am also now working out at Planet fitness in Myrtle Beach, and that is also helping the arthritis in my shoulder. I will be coming back to see Dr. Tupis for follow-up on my right shoulder after my leg is corrected. I remember what he said—that there was no need to work on my shoulder until I had two good legs to stand on! I recognize that as him being a very good surgeon; one that puts the patient's most important needs first, and that is how it should be. Once again, thanks for everything!" --Kimberly D.
"I would like to commend Coastal Orthopedics for initiating a pump maintenance program when no other practice would consider it. I was forced to travel to New Jersey every two to three months for pump adjustments and refills. At first I was treated by Dr. Watson and then switched to Dr. Wilkins who not only treated my pain problems, but also diagnosed my sleep apnea, which I never imagined I even had. Dr. Wilkins is the best. He is considerate, caring and a competent diagnostician.
I was also treated by Dr. Ramsey who replaced my left knee after many years of chronic pain due to sports related surgeries. I must say that your approach to joint replacement is quite remarkable. From the first encounter with a nursing coordinator throughout the entire process I was impressed by the amount of information that I received regarding my treatment plan. After surgery my pain was well managed and physical therapy began immediately the next day. After two days of therapy I was discharged and began my recovery with home therapy and then to a rehabilitation practice for a short time. Thank you all." -- Marc N.
"My name is Wendy I have had fibromyalgia for 16 years. I had been to several doctors over the years. I realized they either doped me up or did nothing to help me. Until I met Dr Wilkins I was basically homebound. My husband would get me up in the morning because I had to have help getting out of bed. I hurt to bad to go anywhere or do anything. I was depressed and very unhappy.
Dr. Wilkins and Brian gave me my life back. After several attempts with different medications, Dr. Wilkins found a medication that worked. My husband says he has his wife back. I am able to do many things I have not been able to do for years. I feel better and I have Dr. Wilkins to thank." -- Wendy J.
"When I was told that I had fibromyalgia, I was really unsure of what that was. However, the symptoms were everything that was explained to me. There was an article in the Sun News about a seminar at Conway Hospital given by Dr. Wilkins on "fibromyalgia" the new health problems that are showing up. That was me. My husband and I decided to go and see what it was all about. Dr. Wilkins tested me and talked to both of us at length about this condition and what it does to you and how to deal with it. I am coping with this condition and I am glad to have Dr. Wilkins on my side." -- Virginia P.
"I am a 75-year-old man with shoulder and back pain. I had been to other physicians to help me with my back problems. Dr Wilkins helped me more than anyone else. He is willing to try several new ideas. He recommended physical therapy, prescribed Lidoderm patches, testosterone gel. All of these treatments have deceased my back pain considerably." -- Ronald C.
"I sustained an on the job injury in 2002. Initially I saw Dr. Presler who in turn sent me to Dr. Taylor. After a very long time and a surgery with tons of physical therapy, Dr. Taylor sat with me and talked with me explaining I hadn't healed properly and wouldn't go back to work doing what I was doing. I am a nurse. During my time of treatment with Dr. Taylor, I first met Dr. Wilkins. I remained in the care of Dr. Wilkins after six years. He not only cares for the treatment of a chronic pain disorder, but early on in his care he recognized signs and symptoms of another disorder and was, and has been instrumental in getting me the proper care and medications I need to get through daily life. Dr. Wilkins is always patient and takes the time needed to ask questions and discuss answers regarding not only his treatment, but also the ongoing treatment from my other doctors. Dr. Haskins treated my son when he was five for a broken thumb. My son loved him and was especially happy when given a color choice for his cast.
From reception to checkout the staff is kind. This is important to me as a patient. You rarely find a doctor’s office that runs efficiently and maintains that personal, and that they care what is going on with you on a one to one basis. I'm sure if anything ever arises where I will need any kind of orthopedic care it will be with Coastal Orthopedics. If you're seeking a great doctor this is where you should look first." -- Mary B.