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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: 4.85
“I was warmly welcomed by staff and once in exam room I was seen relatively quickly. Kris explained my condition to my satisfaction.”
– Carol D.
“I was suffering awfully with neck and shoulder pain. A great friend referred me to Dr. Billy Mills. I was immediately seen, had x-rays taken, diagnosed and a method of treatment was recommended. I had seen 4 other orthopedic and neurological surgeons and was not convinced that the old fashioned way, with screws and cages, was the way to go. Dr. Billy showed me a video of a newer, more permanent procedure, and it sold me. Immediately after surgery the pain was gone. No more pills, no more sleepless nights, and most importantly no more pain.”
– Adam P.
“The doctor that saw me knew what he was doing. I command him and I would recommend him to all my friends and family members.”
– Michael C.
“Chris is a very helpful caring PA. He gives great easy knee injections. Thanks Chris.”
– Joseph R.
“Dr Vick and Dr Watson are two of the very BEST Drs I have ever had. I am so Blessed to have them. They are so kind, caring, and make certain all of my pain management needs are addressed and taken care of to the very best of their abilities.”
– James P.
Treated by: Doug Vick, P.A.-C.
“I first met Dr. Mills in 1992 when he first arrived. I knew him when he was single and had hair. He brought his "then" baby girl Carolina with him to the hospital to check on me after he did my 4th spinal surgery. I have entrusted Dr. Mills with my spinal care for over 20 years. I have spoken very highly of him when talking with other people needing surgery or searching for a doctor. He has always been up front and professional and his level of care and concern are exceptional. Angela Lane, his nurse and other right hand has also been wonderful, a credit to her profession and care. And I can honestly say that this Lady deserves a raise or commendation fo her years of service to Dr. Mills and Coastal Orthopaedics. Coastal Orthopaedics has always been exceptional from care through to financial aid. But I tell you this right now....do whatever you have to do to keep Dr. Mills and Angela at Coastal Orthopaedics, because you have 2 of the most exceptional people I have ever had the pleasure of being around. Dr. Mills is straight up honest and he is not one to just give out drugs and send you on your way. He invests time with his patients and that is something that has failed through the years if medical care, because it seems as if it is more on the business end than the caring end and Dr. Mills has kept that through his years as a surgeon...while others have thrown it out the window. People NEED to know their doctor will take time with them. Dr. Mills does just that. The staff are exceptional in dealong with the financial end of Coastal Orthopaedics and that relieves many burdens on patients who need care but can't pay up front completely. Stay on this path. Don't lose your ability or desire to really care and to show it. If you polled all of Horry County on what they would like to see in the medical field...it would be....Doctors who spent the time with patients in the exam room....communication...talking so the patient understands...and not look at them like they are just another pay check. That is what Dr. Mills gives to his patients. He does not walk on water.....but he sure stays a float.”
– Julia T.
“Dr. Tupis is calm, well spoken and thorough. I have full and complete confidence in his abilities. My experience with knee replacement surgery was excellent and I'm actually looking forward to having the other one done.”
– David P.
"I have utmost confidence in Dr. Watson. She listens intently to my complaint in a caring manner and prescribes a course of action to alleviate the problem." – Stanley K.
Treated by: Erin E. Watson, M.D.
"Dr. Alci just surgically implanted my spinal cord neurostimulator and incordination with Dr. Watson, who recommended the Medtronics spinal neurostimulator, I am on the road to having less pain and a better quality of life, for this I cannot thank you enough!!!" – Warren M.
Treated by: Erkan Alci, M.D.
"Dr. Watson is the best doctor ever. She found my happy medium with regard to my pain. She educates and explains things that I can understand. Her bedside manners go above and beyond others. We consider her family. We love Dr. Watson." – Robert G.
Treated by: Erin E. Watson, M.D.