William L. Mills, M.D.

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Verified Patient Rating: 4.89 (97 patient reviews and ratings)
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Mills.
  • “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
  • “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 M.”
    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. ”
    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
  • “I couldn't walk more than 25 feet prior to surgery. Dr. Mills explained what he was going to do to fix me and then he did what he said he would do. My surgery was in November and I was told it would probably be April before I was back to normal. I went for my second follow up in January and was told I was doing so well that they released me to go back to my normal activities, which includes playing golf again! I feel great and have nothing but praise for Dr. Mills, his staff, and the hospital. – James L. ”
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “I really can not wait to get back to Dr. Mills and his staff. I will be back late June. The experience I had with the doctor and staff is greatly appreciated! I had back surgery in September of 2014. The doctor and staff took care of me before and after. Anytime I have a question or concern they are always there to help. Like I said their knowledge and expertise is amazing! Thank you, will be seeing you in June. Best regards to all. – Mary”
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “I was referred to Dr. W. Mills by my primary care physician for ongoing neck and arm pain. The staff at Coastal Orthopedics was professional, caring and knowledgeable. After trying alternatives to surgery, it was finally agreed upon that surgery was needed. Dr. W. Mills spent considerable time with me and my husband explaining the procedure. His patience and understanding were greatly appreciated. Pre-op care, hospital stay, and post-op care all were provided by caring professionals. I am now pain free, have no restrictions and back to being my active self. Thank you, Dr. W. Mills and staff! – Betty ”
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Dr. Mills and his staff were very kind and caring. He replaced discs in my neck and did an outstanding job. I would not hesitate to have him perform any type of procedures in the future. His bedside manner and all patient care on me was phenomenal. I couldn't have asked for a better surgeon. Thank you Dr. Mills and all of your staff. – Tonja S. ”
    Treating Expert: William L. Mills, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5

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