Patient Reviews

Thank you for choosing OrthoSC for your care. We take pride in helping our patients overcome injuries, relieve pain, and return to active, healthy lifestyles.

In this section, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences and recoveries under our care.

Read what our patients are saying about OrthoSC.

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Patient Reviews

  • “I liked Dr. Ramsey and all of the staff at Coastal Orthopedics very much. Thank you for all of your help. -- Henry W.”
    – Henry
    Treating Doctor: Peter Ramsey, M.D.
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  • “I could not find another group better than Dr. Ramsey and the staff Coastal Orthopedics. -- Charles O.”
    – Charles
    Treating Doctor: Peter Ramsey, M.D.
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  • “I developed arthritis in my hips, knees, and lower back at a relatively young age. When I was 62, while coming down from a three-step ladder, I missed the last step, and landed very hard with full weight on my right foot. Although I did not experience any pain at the time of the mishap, within the next few weeks I began walking with a serious limp because of the pain that had developed. Following a referral from my regular physician to Dr. Peter Ramsey at Coastal Orthopedics, X-rays showed that my right hip contained numerous bone spurs that were apparently damaged when I took my fall. A cortisone shot reduced the pain somewhat for a couple of months, but Dr. Ramsey advised that hip replacement surgery would likely be in the picture in the near future. I attended one of his seminars describing the surgery, then met with him again, at which this time he explained what was involved in my particular case. He said he would perform the surgery whenever I was ready. I waited a couple of months and realized the cortisone was merely a temporary means of reducing the pain, but I still walked with a limp. Accordingly, I made the decision to proceed with the surgery. Never having had a major surgical procedure, I was somewhat apprehensive about the unknown. However, my experience at the hospital was much better than I could have ever anticipated. Every person on the hospital staff that I encountered from admissions to pre-op, surgery, post-op, patient room, physical therapy, food-service and cleaning staff was courteous and professional. The food was great and my husband was permitted to stay in the room as much as he wanted, and I was permitted to go home the day after surgery. I was quite apprehensive about the spinal anesthesia, but even that went smoothly.  I awakened immediately upon completion of the surgery and was alert, without any nausea, headache, or pain. My surgery was scheduled for 8:00 a.m. I was ready to eat when lunch arrived at noon. Physical therapy came around 2:00 p.m., and I took my first steps with the walker, putting some weight on my right foot. I went home the following morning. Over the course of the next two weeks, a physical therapist came to my home three times. I spent one week using the walker, then graduated to a cane the second week, and did not need the cane after the second week (except for long walks). It was amazing to witness the healing of the body, especially the way the muscles gained strength steadily over the weeks and months. Five months after surgery I marched two miles in the Memorial Day parade and, after six months, I was given permission from Dr. Ramsey to begin riding my bicycle again. Now, at eight months post-surgery, I am riding an average of ten miles a day on my bicycle (just around the neighborhood in a flat area, and not in a race!!)...and it feels great. -- Sharon R.”
    – Sharon
    Treating Doctor: Peter Ramsey, M.D.
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  • “Dr. Ramsey replaced my hip six weeks ago. Prior to surgery, I was in severe and constant pain. Now, I find myself thinking, there's no pain! I am almost fully recovered and this is a life changing experience for me. I am so grateful for Dr. Ramsey and his skills as a surgeon and his ability as a physician. The entire staff at Coastal Orthopedics was exemplary in every way. -- Betty M.”
    – Betty
    Treating Doctor: Peter Ramsey, M.D.
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  • “For several years I suffered with neck pain and headaches. Not to mention, had seen several doctors, yet nothing changed. About a year ago, I met Dr. Mills and within the first two visits he had diagnosed what might be the cause. I had three herniated disks in my neck. Dr. Mills did disk fusion and what a difference it made. Dr. Mills is a great physician. His bedside manner is such a breathe of fresh air in this era of hurry up. I am very blessed to have him! -- Johnny S.”
    – Johnny
    Treating Doctor: William L. Mills, M.D.
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  • “Several years ago I injured my right knee while at work. Several other physicians treated me. However, after the worker's compensation board upheld the denial of my ongoing treatment I needed to locate a new treating physician. Dr. Ramsey had treated my husband's broken leg and did such a good job I asked if he could take over treatment of my right knee. I have found Dr. Ramsey as well as all the staff in his office very professional, yet at the same time very friendly and compassionate. I realize one day I will probably need a total knee replacement, and I pray that Dr. Ramsey will still be around to perform the operation. Again, thank you all for the wonderful care and compassion you have shown to both my husband and myself. -- Virgina A.”
    – Virginia
    Treating Doctor: Peter Ramsey, M.D.
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  • “I discovered that I had arthritis in my left hip and right shoulder. Dr. Ramsey injected Kenalog in my hip and shoulder and it has helped a good deal. -- William L.”
    – William
    Treating Doctor: Peter Ramsey, M.D.
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  • “I’ve been diagnosed with RA and OA for many years now. I am 74 and mother of six adult daughters and wife to a loving husband of 56 years. I was having an increasingly difficult time getting around from the pain in my right knee. My daughters were assisting with all of my activities daily such as dressing, bathing, and helping to bathroom. I had reached the point that I was wheelchair bound, as I could not put weight on my right knee from the pain. Dr. Ramsey did a total knee replacement in April. It is now August and I'm getting around better than I have in years and I have gained my independence back, which is an amazing feeling. I still require the assistance of a walker due to my RA, but to be able to lift my leg and bend my knee again is something I thought I would never get to do. It truly is the small things in life that matter most. Thank you Dr. Ramsey and staff at Coastal Orthopedics and Conway Medical Center from my family and I. What a difference you have all made. -- Christine L.”
    – Christine
    Treating Doctor: Peter Ramsey, M.D.
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  • “I needed Dr. Mills to remove some hardware in my ankle that he had placed there several years ago after an accident. He was so kind and caring. I appreciated his professionalism and his time spent explaining answers to my questions. The entire office staff at Coastal Orthopedics was helpful, friendly, and extremely efficient. -- Jan T.”
    – Jan
    Treating Doctor: William L. Mills, M.D.
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  • “This was the best hospital surgical experience I have ever had. The consultation and slide presentation were first rate and you knew what was to be done and how long recovery. The staff even had me up and walking the same day I had surgery. The next day was rehabilitation training and I was released the next day. I highly recommend Dr. Peter Ramsey and the staff who took care of me. Coastal Orthopedics is first rate. -- Richard E.”
    – Richard
    Treating Doctor: Peter Ramsey, M.D.
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