William L. Mills, M.D.

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Verified Patient Rating: 4.99 (252 patient reviews and ratings)
The following are reviews from patients of William L. Mills, M.D.
  • “I love it’s so lovely friendly, all staffs and P.A. Dr. Mills is a perfect gentleman. Hopefully, my case is going well, thanks!”
    – Lee H.
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    4
  • “I am a 67 year old white male, married and have 2 children, a wife and 2 dogs, plus we have a 98 year old live in grandparent to take care of.; needless to say my hands are full. 2.5 years ago while on a business trip to Atlanta (GA) I got dehydrated and while I recovered from that ailment, I have had pains on my legs and feet, which some Doctors stated were from Diabetic Neuropathy. This diagnosis proved wrong with blood tests and I was sent to Orthopedic Doctor in my area, who checked me out using X-Rays and MRI studies and determined that the 5 lower vertebrae were compressed somewhat, but saw no problems; well he moved away (out of state) to get morne money and I was left with nobody and still had the pain. I went to a Rheumatologist who checked whatever they check and basically said take 2 aspirin and call me in the morning. Then I went to Oncologist/ Hematologist and he tested me with 1 test costing over $7,000; he told me I was POK, except I had a blood issue called Leiden Factor 5 which was deficient. This means my blood clotted quickly, so I should be careful about clots. Then I went to a Neurologist and after finding nothing wrong, he recommended blood transfusions (this is true); me feet, legs and lower back still hurt., but the insurance would not pay the $15,000 a month cost. I even went to one of those witch doctor pain clinics who advertise in the Sunday paper over in Columbia and this guy said he could help by giving me injections of some concoction he mixed up and I said NO. A few weeks later, I read in the State newspaper, he had injected 3 people and they were in the hospital; later 1 died and he went to jail. Boy am I glad that I kept walking. Still in pain, from my feet, legs, hips and lower waist, I decided to start over. Was sent to a local Podiatrist, who after examination, sent me to a different Orthopedic Doctor in Conway. Dr. William MIlls is located in the Conway Medical Center and I was impressed from day 1, with their electronic forms program, to their level of friendliness. After a series of X-Rays and MRI's, he determined the lower 5 vertebrae were compressing and scheduled me for an injection of antibiotics and steroids. This was done to my lower back in 5 places and by the next day the pain was 85-90% gone. I still have the feeling in my feet of walking on cotton, but the pain related to sitting, standing, walking and general movement. After 2 1/2/ years of pain, wasting time driving around and getting nothing but more bills, this change of Doctors is the best thing that I have experienced. I highly recommend to anyone in pain.”
    – Hubbard C.
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “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.
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “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.
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “When I first went to see Dr. Mills, I was in severe pain (right leg and hip) and simple walking was very difficult. Having had back surgery in Nashville six years previoously, I knew this was likely to have the same outcome. Timing could't have been worse. My youngest son was graduating from college, we had out of town guests coming in and a celebration party planned. Additionally, we had a dream family cruise planned since the year before to Europe to celebrate this as well as my upcoming retirement two months later. I basically was begging Dr. Mills to help me get thru this exciting time in my family's life. He gave me medication that temporarily relieved my pain completely. I felt like a new woman; the graduation, party & cruise was wonderful. But, as expected, when this medication wore off the pain was back with a vengeance! I went back to Dr. Mills and we discussed my options. The decision was to have an ALIF fusion of L4 & L5. The staff handled all the necessary paperwork including pre-op testing, insurance approval and my follow up appointments. Everyone in this practice was wonderful, helpful and very patient. Angela, Dr. Mills nurse was very helpful from my first visit thru the entire process. I am now almost six weeks out from the surgery and walking 1.5 to 2 miles a day pain free. Many thanks to this entire group and especially Dr. Mills for giving me my quality of life back. It is noteworthy to say, we only moved here a little over a year ago and had no experience with doctors here. I struggled with the decision to go back to Nashville to my previous doctor for the surgery. I did some research and I can say, with no regrets, the decision to have Dr. Mills do my fusion was an excellent one for me. I would highly recommend him and his team to anyone in need.”
    – Linda L.
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Nothing left to say except yall have an amazing staff. Thanks for everything.”
    – Lucille W.
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “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.
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “I had a pleasant experience and was treated with kindness and my problems were explained thoroughly to me and what my treatment would be. So far, my treatment has worked out well and my pain has been greatly reduced.”
    – Felicia M.
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “My wife and I go here and I will say that without a doubt these folks are the best. Dr. Mills and Dr. Ramsey are tops in their field. Their staff is great and that don't really give them due credit. Haven't visited any of the other doctors but I am sure they are just as good. We feel totally confident here thanks to all.”
    – Kenneth S.
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Dr. Mills told me exactly what needed to be done and answered all of my questions.”
    – Teresa D.
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “I went to Dr. Mills for a second opinion after being in pain for months. After reviewing the initial MRI, he immediately sent me for a new one to reevaluate my condition after six months since the first MRI. After finding my condition had worsened he informed me that he would be able to perform a surgery that would improve my way of life. The surgery he was referring to was an ALIF surgery to correct my condition of three herniated disc and lack of Cartlidge between my vertebrae's which had become bone on bone.The surgery was performed with an incredible team of doctors and I am well on my way to a remarkable and speedy recovery. Within a week of your surgery I was able to walk 2 miles and have High hope's for reestablishing my active way of life. . .”
    – Bryan M.
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “After 10 plus years dealing with neck/shoulder pain...I just had Cervical fusion C6/C7 surgery with Dr. Mills and his team. I am happy to write this review 2 weeks later...I am feeling great! Dr. Mills and his staff are the BEST. Expect a no-nonsense straight to the point discussion, and quick easy process if you follow his program. While still a little stiff after 2 weeks, it's crazy how sometimes I forget that I just had a major surgery because I feel so good. Don't put off this surgery...it's not a big deal. You'll wonder why you didn't get it done sooner. I'm glad I did.”
    – Rainier
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “I saw Dr. Mills for my back pain. He ordered an MRI and we went over it and he scheduled me with what I needed to do and what to take. He is very professional. He is knowledgeable and very sincere. I would highly recommend him.”
    – Debbie L.
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “I have had to have 2 back surgeries and so far they have both been a success. Dr. Mills has an AWESOME group working with him.  Without them, I don't know where I would be now. They are always there to guide and he help you in any way, I  will always go back to Dr. Mills should I ever have to have any back issues come up.”
    – Helen S.
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “My heart-felt appreciation to surgeon William L. Mills, MD, the medical orthopedic team,  assistants, nurses and all personnel at the Spine Center, Coastal Orthopedics, Conway Medical Center, in Conway, South Carolina.   Before my laminectomy, I experienced unbearable pain due to a spinal misalignment, herniated disc and pinched nerve from L5 to S1 vertebrae.  I could not find relief from excruciating pain, numbness, tingling and violent cramping down left leg from buttock to bottom of left foot .  Everyday normal standing, walking, sitting and sleeping was painful. April 21, 2016 post surgery results:  Entire left leg pain free! I was at CMC for two nights and sent home with a low dose pain prescription. After surgery, I felt tremendous relief and actual good thoughts about the slight awareness of stitches, 29 tiny staples, short rods and screws under one bandage. For me, a time to celebrate.  I will soon be stepping into my normal life activities. Thanks again, William L. Mills, MD. Fellowship-trained Spine Surgeon and the medical team at CMC. I am also grateful for the superior orthopedic services available and convenient right here, in our Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. As one advances in age, so does the meaning of having family close by who do not have to travel great distances for grandma's major surgery.”
    – Jeanette T.
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Great time. Both Dr.s sat down and went through everything thoroughly. Very pleased.”
    – Russ V.
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “I only met with Dr. Mills twice but he was professional, sincere and caring. He was candid with me and said it was possible that my neck pain could go away on its own without intervention, which it did, thankfully. I would go back to Dr. Mills if needed. The whole staff was very professional and pleasant as well.”
    – Lisa A.
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Great experience. Glad I had the surgery. Could barely walk before but I feel great now and back to all normal activities. – Rosalie R. ”
    – Rosalie R.
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Dr. Mills has been my spinal surgeon for 20 years. I knew him when he had hair and no children. You have a very gifted surgeon in Dr. Mills. He is always learning the newest surgical techniques to provide his patients with the most up to date procedures and ease of recovery. He cares....period. He is firm in his belief of fitness over drug distribution and he stands firm on that, and that is a quality most doctors  do not have these days. He discloses everything with his patients from first visit to last. He is a not just an honorable surgeon, he is an honorable man and his nurse Angel does not come any better than her. They are a team of many years and she knows his steps before he takes them.”
    – Julia T.
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Dr. Mills has done surgery on me twice and fixed my problem both times”
    – Tracy O.
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5

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