"I’ve been diagnosed with RA and OA for many years now. I am 74 and mother of six adult daughters and wife to a loving husband of 56 years. I was having an increasingly difficult time getting around from the pain in my right knee. My daughters were assisting with all of my activities daily such as dressing, bathing, and helping to bathroom. I had reached the point that I was wheelchair bound, as I could not put weight on my right knee from the pain. Dr. Ramsey did a total knee replacement in April. It is now August and I'm getting around better than I have in years and I have gained my independence back, which is an amazing feeling. I still require the assistance of a walker due to my RA, but to be able to lift my leg and bend my knee again is something I thought I would never get to do. It truly is the small things in life that matter most. Thank you Dr. Ramsey and staff at Coastal Orthopedics and Conway Medical Center from my family and I. What a difference you have all made." -- Christine L.
"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 needed Dr. Mills to remove some hardware in my ankle that he had placed there several years ago after an accident. He was so kind and caring. I appreciated his professionalism and his time spent explaining answers to my questions. The entire office staff at Coastal Orthopedics was helpful, friendly, and extremely efficient." -- Jan T.
"This was the best hospital surgical experience I have ever had. The consultation and slide presentation were first rate and you knew what was to be done and how long recovery. The staff even had me up and walking the same day I had surgery. The next day was rehabilitation training and I was released the next day. I highly recommend Dr. Peter Ramsey and the staff who took care of me. Coastal Orthopedics is first rate." -- Richard E.
"I was having chronic pain in my left leg and knee down into my foot. I could not get up or down without pain. I had then gotten to the point where I could not have any type of quality of life dealing with this ongoing pain and while reading the local newspaper I saw an advertisement about Dr. Ramsey and his anterior hip replacement. My husband and I went to this seminar. I was very impressed and then scheduled a consultation with Dr. Ramsey. I had my left hip replaced on April 11, 2012 and I cannot put into words how much I thank God who gave me the inner strength to have this surgery and the courage to look into other means of the surgery. What a change in my life. I can now walk at least two miles. I can use the recumbent bike and ride three plus miles. I have no pain. The care of Dr. Ramsey and his staff truly has made my life great again. Thank you Dr. Ramsey." -- Mary F.
"Dr. Ramsey, Tasha, and all the other nurses and ancillary staff provided quality care to our children last year when two unfortunate accidents occurred. Everyone was very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. An extra special thanks to Tasha for her extra help in getting my youngest referred promptly." -- Brandi
"I work at another physician’s office and was making a referral for a patient to your office. After completing my referral, I asked if I could make an appointment for myself. I had been having pain in my hip that went down my leg for quite a while. In fact, I talked to the physician I work with and he gave me the name of what he thought it might be. Your staff was very courteous and caring. I explained to Dr. Ramsey what was going on and he told me that an injection might help with the pain. I can't say the shot was painless but it worked. The diagnosis was the same as my physician had said that it might be. Since that time, I have referred quite a few patients to your office. One thing for sure, when I start having pain again I will call to make an appointment. Your office has helped a lot of patients that have been having pain. Thanks for the work you do." -- Sharon L.
"I was in a car accident and after a few days my back and right side became tender. I had a pain in the lower part of my right hip and up and down my back. I am now under the care of Dr. Mills. I fell with his fine attention; I will be fine in a short time. Thanks." -- Dennis T.
"I presented myself to Dr. Mills in 1997. My injuries were from an automobile accident two years before. My problem was pain in my lower back radiating into left hip and legs. The test and appointments with doctors in the Horry County area seemed to be a never-ending process with little relief. Upon my visit to Dr. Mills, he instantly saw the problem. Within minutes after the test started, the problem was diagnosed. I had a deteriorated disc in my lower back and I needed a fusion. Dr. Mills performed the surgery at Conway Hospital. Within two weeks I was a new woman. The nerve pain had ceased and I began to grow stronger and stronger every day. Within six weeks I was doing knee chest leg raises. After three months I was running. I thank God for Dr. Mills and his staff. I do believe that God heals us, but I also believe he uses people like Dr. Mills and his skilled hands of compassion to do the work. Here I am now years later after a serious fall in a grocery store 2012 seeking his help once again. I will be having a new procedure called XLIF, which is a less invasive procedure than before. I look forward to recovery and know that once again God will use the compassionate hands of Dr. Mills and his staff to move me toward a life pain free." -- Katherine W.
"Dr. Ramsey replaced my hip last October 19th, and I was walking the same day. Since then, I'm up to walking at least two miles a day, riding my Schwinn Air-dyne, working out at least an hour a day, and doing water aerobics. I'm 73, and with my new hip, I feel 20 years younger. Into my mid 50's, I raced BMX (Bicycle Moto-cross) you may have seen the sport during the Olympics. If we had a track nearby I think I'd take it up again. By January of this year, my wife and I went to Disney for five days with at least six hours of walking everyday, then went to Miami for an eight day cruise with lots of shore walking. It's just fantastic how I feel! Thank you Dr. Ramsey, your staff, and Conway Hospital!" -- Richard C.