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Verified Patient Rating: 5
(752) Patient Reviews and Ratings
The following are reviews from patients of William L. Mills, M.D.
  • “He was nice and answered all our questions.”
    – Pamela K.
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  • “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.
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  • “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.
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  • “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.
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  • “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.
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  • “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.
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  • “Nothing left to say except yall have an amazing staff. Thanks for everything.”
    – Lucille W.
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  • “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.
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  • “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.
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  • “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.
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