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Thank you for choosing Coastal Orthopedics for your care. We take pride in helping our patients overcome injuries, relieve pain, and return to active, healthy lifestyles.

In this section, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences and recoveries under our care.

Read what our patients are saying about Coastal Orthopedics.

Patient Reviews

Average Rating: 4.9
"I had a right hip replacement in December performed by Dr. Ramsey.  The surgery went very well.  I was up and walking the same day and went home the next day.  I had physical therapy for six weeks, and today, I am 100% pain-free and have been since February.  I highly recommend Dr. Ramsey and would definitely have him do any future replacements I may need." --Donna Z.
Treated by: Peter Ramsey, M.D.
"My experience with Dr. Ramsey and the staff at Coastal Orthopedics has been a pleasant one.  I had my right knee replaced in November  2010.  Although, the first couple of weeks were as any following surgery, I realized I had definitely made the right decision.  At three weeks out of surgery I remember thinking how much better the knee was than before surgery.  By the first week in January, I was able to keep my grandchildren, ages  6 and 4, for a week (with the help of my husband!).  I am now to the point that I need my other knee replaced, and as soon as I can work the surgery into my schedule, I will be making an appointment with Dr. Ramsey for a pre-op and surgery.  I would, with no reservations, recommend Dr. Ramsey for anyone thinking of knee surgery.  He is an awesome physician and surgeon!" --Sue L.
Treated by: Peter Ramsey, M.D.
"Dr. Ramsey did my hip (I was very happy with it; great job) so I went to him to get his opinion on my knee, which another doctor did. I was very happy again. Great job. THANK YOU." --Alex D.
Treated by: Peter Ramsey, M.D.
"Having been a caregiver for 8 yrs. to my mother and an elderly friend that I had taken in to live with me, I gained alot of weight (150 lbs) and depression had begun to set in. Both of the ladies passed away within 7 weeks of one another.  After that, I was on unemployment for three years and by then atrial fibrillation and spondylolisthesis were diagnosed. I moved to Myrtle Beach in 2010 and pretty much resolved myself to the fact that the good years were gone and this was how it would be from here on out. "I went to Dr. Erin Watson in March of 2013 for the first time for my back pain, and she arranged for me to go to physical therapy. Reluctantly; I went not expecting much to come of it. I had taken my elderly mother to physical therapy and watched as five repetitions of one exercise were done and ten of another, and I also knew others that had physical therapy for one reason or another, but no one seemed to think that it was anything miraculous to come from it. My physical therapy was to include time  in the pool to do my exercises. I weighed 407 lbs and had not been in a pool for many years and was not planning on ever getting in one again, but reluctantly again, I did. Those few short steps into the water have changed my life completely. Sure, I knew that when you're in a pool that you feel lighter, but I had not bothered to consider what that would mean to relieving pressure from my back and legs and body in general. After 45 minutes in the pool and doing some simple exercises and finishing with ten minutes of floating on my back, I was a reborn person. As I took the first step out of the pool, I felt all the weight come back on my joints and spine, and it was as though someone had put a 200-pound cape on my shoulders. I wanted to just get back into the pool. It was that experience that turned on a light in my brain and made me realize that I could get back to the person I once was. "Two weeks earlier, I had already started to make healthier choices in the way I eat and although I have not been on any scales yet, I know that I have lost weight. Maybe it's only 10 pounds or so, but it is enough that I have more mobility now and I can maneuver more easily in my daily routines. I feel better than I have in a long long time. Dr. Watson has brought me back from the brink of dispair. I have a very positive outlook for my future, and although it was only one session in the pool so far, I was feeling much better even the next day and was able to walk around with nowhere near as much back pain as usual. I can never thank Dr. Erin Watson enough for what she has done. I'm a different person and can see myself returning to the person I once was. I know there's work ahead, but with a goal for a healthier life, I believe I will succeed. Thank you so much." --Stephen P.
Treated by: Erin E. Watson, M.D.
"I am so thankful for the wonderful doctors and medical staff at Coastal Orthopedics, and also hospital staff. I am walking without any help just days after surgery. No more pain. I'm over the rainbow. I would tell the world about my fabulous experience. Deepest thanks to all." --Cathy D.
Treated by: Peter Ramsey, M.D.
"My experience with your practice is always a positive one.  I have been a patient of Dr. Haskin, Dr. Ramsey, and Dr. Watson, and all of them (plus their staff) have been most helpful and supportive." --Florence V.
Treated by: Erin E. Watson, M.D.
"Before meeting with Dr. Peter Ramsey, I really had no reason, besides my dogs, to wake up every day. I was living in constant, severe pain at the age of 51. I met with Dr. Peter Ramsey for the first time in late summer of 2012. I know I'm not alone in saying that he did not make me wait or  beat around the bush. He came in quickly, talked with me for a few minutes (already had my X-rays, bone scan, etc.), and explained my options to me. I knew he had already studied my file because he did not miss a beat, and he let me know exactly what he was going to do to give me a better quality of life. That right there, showed me that he cares about each and every one of his patients, even right down to your time, and that is very refreshing and reassuring.   "Here I am now, April of 2013, and I'm better then ever. Dr. Peter Ramsey performed a total hip replacement, September  2012, and a total knee replacement, January of 2013. This man has given me back a reason to live. I am walking with  no cane, walker, or pain medication. In my eyes, Dr. Ramsey and Chris, who is also very caring, smart, and amazing, were  my angels. They really are a great team. They are amazing. From the time your appointments are given to you until the time you are released, everything runs so smoothly because of the amazing work not just of Dr. Ramsey, but the whole team. I would recommend Coastal Orthopedics to everyone and give them two thumbs up.   "I would like to thank Dr. Ramsey, Chris, Tasha, all the nurses on the wing, and anyone who had a hand in giving me my life back......THANK YOU ALL!" --Jacqueline W.    
Treated by: Peter Ramsey, M.D.
"I was pleased with Dr. Tupis. It was my first time seeing him and he made me feel just as comfortable as Dr. Elliott did. Of Course Misty King is the best nurse ever. My surgery is tomorrow (2/13/14) and I am convinced it will go well. I have had nothing but good experiences with the doctors I've seen as well as my son." -- Tami D.
"I recently had xlif surgery and am still recovering, however I feel that the surgery has definitely rid me of chronic pain in my lower back. I was active as a senior, the surgery performed by Dr. Mills has allowed me to become as active as I was before the pain." -- Judith B.
I want to express my thanks to you all for your wonderful support and encouragement over these past 5 months. I continue to recover from a stress fracture of my left heel. It's been a very long, slow recovery - and I will admit that I am so frustrated!!! I am just ready to be healed. Both Dr. Tupis and Dr. Taylor told me this type injury would be slow to heal, for me to hang in there and that I would be able to run again. And, I will. :) Each year since 2002, I have participated in the MB half or full marathon. I had registered for the February 16 event a few days before my injury occurred.  So, next week I will be on the sidelines at the MB marathon cheering on my training/running partner as she crosses the finish line. We are hopeful that I will run alongside her again soon. When given the "ok" to run again, I promise to take "baby steps" and not run too far too soon! I'll see you in a few weeks!" -- Wanda L.