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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 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.
"I highly recommend Coastal Orthopedics to my family and friends that have any Orthopedics issues. Doctors have always been very caring and thorough." – Cassaundra R.
Treated by: Erin E. Watson, M.D.
"I had a massive rotator cuff tear of the right shoulder. After consulting other medical professionals I was told that I would need a shoulder replacement and no other repair was possible. After being examined and discussing my injury with Dr. Tupis, he felt confident that he could repair my shoulder without a replacement. The surgery was successful and four months later my shoulder feels fantastic. I would highly recommend Dr. Tupis to anyone." – Thomas D. 
"I have had back pain for so long, that I don't really remember not hurting. Doctor Mills, the staff at Coastal Orthopedics, and the staff at CMC did great. Doctor Mills is an Excellent surgeon. Just did my disc replacement on August 9th, and I haven't felt this good in twenty-five years. Thank you so much!" – Robert C. 
"Dr. Ramsey is a professional and expert in his field of the highest order. The program at Coastal Orthopedics addresses the patient's needs from a holistic point of view which is refreshing. By that I mean the entire health of the patient is attended, not just the one joint being treated. I would highly recommend Coastal Orthopedics for surgical hip replacement as one of the best in the country. I felt my health and my needs were a top priority to Coastal Orthopedics and CMC every step of the way. The follow-up is great, and everyone involved with the program responds to each patient query or need as though it were their own family. I would very highly recommend Coastal Orthopedics and CMC to anyone seeking orthopedic surgery or care. Though local, they are employing health protocols and precautions which well exceed what you would expect from much larger facilities. I am very satisfied with my results." – Craig S. 
Treated by: Peter Ramsey, M.D.
"Excellent care as always given by Dr. Watson, Doug Vick P.A-C. and a special thanks to Andrea Wade. Andrea always has a smile and is very efficient in her duties. Andrea was most helpful in the in clearing up  a scheduling issue for me on my last visit. Dr. Watson's staff have ALWAYS been there where I needed them. Andrea truly is an asset to the medical team of Dr. Watson AND a valuable asset the Conway Hospital." – Lewis H. 
Treated by: Doug Vick, P.A.-C.