“I hurt my ankle in high school from dancing and severely spraining. I came to Dr. Pappas after having 1 ligament surgery with screws put in and 1 nerve reconstruction surgery already on my left ankle in DC. And I was still having pain. He had no idea what he was getting into but he took me on like I started with him and we tried everything to avoid a 3rd surgery. But we ended up having a 3rd surgery on my nerves and doing a nerve block. I still had a long road to recovery but I can finally say after almost 9 years I finally can move on with my life. All thanks to Dr. Pappas fixing the last nerve that was still causing me so much pain. I have gotten it to where it does not bother me that much and I am working out to strengthen the muscles around it without pain! Thank you so much Dr. Pappas for taking on a mess of an ankle and fixing me up!”
“My wife and I have been patients of Dr. Parker for approximately six years. I can't say enough about how he has helped us with our situation. My back problems have improved tremendously. He referred me to Dr. Todd Cook for two operations on my back, and they were both complete successes. Dr. Parker's staff is excellent. They're very professional and do their best to make both my wife and myself feel comfortable and taken care of. I can't say enough about Dr. Parker and his staff. I highly recommend him.”
“My name is Diana Miller and I am 60 years old. I've suffered from arthritis in both knees for the past 15 years until it got so debilitating it was painful to walk, stand still, and climb stairs. Doing anything physical was impossible which left me limited to pretty much just staying home most of the time except for going to work.
I chose to have a double knee replacement at Coastal Orthopedics and chose Dr. Ramsey after attending one of his seminars. I was so impressed by the level of caring and accessibility of the entire staff from the director down to the hospital volunteers! Every step of the surgery and hospital stay was explained in detail and I came away from the pre-surgery class feeling like I was going to be well cared for as an individual. I was not proven wrong during my two days stay in the hospital. Everyone was top notch!
It's been nine weeks since my surgery and I am still recovering, but I have come a long way from where I was. I have told all my family and friends what a terrific experience this has been with the staff of Coastal Orthopedics and I wouldn't hesitate recommending them to anyone needing joint replacement! -- Diana M.”
“I received a new hip from Dr. Ramsey in Jan. 2015. It was an A+ experience. I had extreme pain for 3 years previously. After surgery, I was walking 2 1/2 hours later with no pain. I went home in just over 24 hours. I used a cane for a few days but began walking without it soon. I was back to work on manual labor in 10 weeks. I felt 100% and still do. A couple months later I felt I was full speed and it's been very normal since. – William S. ”
“I thank you for my office visit to assess my right hip condition. Your science and art dispelled my several weeks conjuring the need for a total hip replacement. You showed patience, forbearance, and expertise in your profession in convincing me that “no” total hip replacement is indicated. You have my sincere appreciation for the privilege of your highly esteemed doctoring.”
“Friendly, professional and knowledgeable.”
“I see Dr. Wilkins every three months. I have osteoporosis and arthritis through my whole body and was told I have sclerosis. I have been coming there for years and have always been treated great and am very well pleased. --Catherine M.”
“First of all, I want to recommend Coastal Orthopedics to everyone who may need to see an orthopedist. I have been seeing Dr. William Mills, for a while now. I just had neck surgery last Tuesday, March 31st. From the time you enter their office, the employees are very understanding and considerate. The staff are well educated and very friendly. They make you feel as though you are important; not just another person. Well, back to the surgery, I was very nervous just like anyone would be. Dr. Mills and his staff were always there to answer all of my questions and make you well aware of what was going to happen. After I heal from my neck surgery, which will be about 6 weeks, do to the neck collar, I will be discussing my back with Dr. Mills. Just in case you were wondering why I am seeing Dr. Mills, it was due to an automobile accident. I want to thank Dr. Mills and his staff for everything they have done for me to get me back to a normal life. - Linda C.”
“I first saw Dr. Mills for an aching back in 2013. I had x-rays done and showed no signs of problems. In 2014, I had an MRI taken, which showed spinal stenosis and a herniated disc at L5/S1. At first, I did not want surgery, so I got second opinions from other doctors who pulled my chain and tried to make the situation out to be less severe than it really was. I lived in constant pain for 5+ years and it seemed that no conservative treatment options were working for me. I then decided to have Dr. Mills complete my surgery that he recommended, which was an ALIF procedure at the L5/S1 level. Up until my surgery date, I was absolutely terrified. I had massive panic attacks and anxiety. On the day of my surgery, I went in to CMC and the nurses took really good care of me and my anxiety and eased my mind. The next thing I remembered was waking up in recovery. I started feeling a LOT better! The pain I had been going through for many years was GONE! Dr. Mills, being the excellent doctor he is, FIXED MY PROBLEM! I am now 1 week post-op while writing this and I feel amazing considering what I had done to my body a little over 1 week ago today. I am able to walk and do my daily activities, but with some major restrictions to make sure I do not reinjure my back or anything. Of course, I still have surgical related pain, but that will heal. What is amazing is the fact that the pain I had experienced for so many years, pain I thought I'd have for rest of my life, is gone! THANKS DR. MILLS! I would recommend this amazing doctor to ANYONE who is going through back pain. Trust me when I tell you Dr. Mills can and WILL solve the problem if you just take his advice and trust his judgement. I did, and I tell you now, I would do it a hundred times over again because I know the results would be just as amazing as this time! Once again, I want to personally say THANK YOU to Dr. Mills and his amazing staff at Coastal Orthopedics for fixing the problem with my spine. You and your staff are literally lifesavers! Now, I will be able to be the daddy and husband I've so longed to be for so many years once I completely heal from the surgery. Thanks Coastal Orthopedics! - Timothy S.”