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William L. Mills, M.D.


Back, Neck, Spine


Billy Mills, M.D., was born in a small South Carolina town and has lived in this great state all his life. He attended college at The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina, and obtained his medical degree and orthopedic surgery training from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He spent one year in San Antonio, Texas at the South Texas Spinal Clinic for a fellowship in spine surgery. 

Dr. Mills married his medical school classmate, and they have been together for 35 years. They have a daughter who is a talented artist who attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and decided that she is a New Yorker. Their son also attended The Citadel and is currently a resident in anesthesiology at The Medical University of South Carolina. He has served the people of South Carolina by providing orthopedic care for 35 years.

His passions outside of work include rescuing shelter dogs, particularly Pit bulls, which have stolen his heart with their unconditional love. Dogs have always been a part of his life as loyal companions, and he actively supports Kind Keepers Animal Rescue as well as the Grand Strand Humane Society. Dr. Mills also enjoys beekeeping and realizes their importance in our environment. He is fascinated by hummingbirds and has created a sanctuary for them. Dr. Mills is a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoys riding with his biker buddies. He also enjoys kayaking and boating on our beautiful rivers and waterways. Exercise is a big part of his life, and he enjoys running with his dogs. He has no plans of retirement and looks forward to 10 to 15 more years of serving his patients.

Dr. Mills is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is available to see back, neck, and spine patients at our Conway office.


    Education & Training

    • Bachelor of Science in Biology: The Citadel, Charleston, SC
    • Doctor of Medicine: University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC
    • Orthopedic Residency: University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC
    • Spinal Surgery Fellowship: South Texas Spinal Clinic, San Antonio, TX


    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

    Team Affiliations

    • Aynor High School
    • Carolina Forest High School
    • Coastal Carolina University
    • Conway High School

    Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations

    • Carolina Bone & Joint Surgery Center
    • Conway Medical Center

    Medical Interests

    • Cervical and Lumbar Fusion
    • Discography
    • Facet Joint Injections
    • ILIF: Interlaminar Lumbar Instrumented Fusion
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Lumbar Decompression
    • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • PLIF: Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
    • Spinal Cord Stimulator (Boston Scientific)
    • Spinal Cord Stimulator (Medtronic)
    • TLIF: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
    • Vertebroplasty
    • XLIF: Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
    • 2376 Cypress Circle
      Conway, SC 29526

      Suite 300 – Orthopedics/Occupational & Hand Therapy

      • Phone:
        (843) 353-3460
      • Fax:
        (843) 347-3305
    • “He was nice and answered all our questions.”
      – Pamela K.
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