Dr. W. Charles Myers, Jr. was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated from the Elon University with a degree in sports medicine and a chemistry minor. After graduation, he earned his doctorate from the Temple School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Myers then went on to complete a residency program at the VA Medical Center in Vermont. At that hospital, he helped run the High-Risk Foot Clinic. Dr. Myers also worked closely with the Dartmouth School of Medicine and faculty in New Hampshire. Dr. Myers then continued his training in surgery at the Baptist Hospital in Germantown, Tennessee. In Tennessee, Dr. Myers also spent time at the prestigious Campbell Clinic under the direction of Dr. Christopher Hendrix. After completion of his residency program, he then completed a fellowship in podiatric medicine and surgery at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. At the completion of his residency program, Dr. Myers was asked to join the Wake Forest University School of Medicine faculty as a full-time podiatric surgeon and physician. While Dr. Myers was at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, he had the opportunity to become one of the sideline doctors for the Wake Forest Demon Deacon Football Team. As a high school football player and a huge fan of college football, being on the sideline was a dream come true.
Dr. Myers completed the criteria to become board certified in surgery while at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and still maintains that certification today. Dr. Myers and his wife, his college sweetheart, Ann, fulfilled another dream and moved toward the coast to open up private practice. Dr. Myers and Ann had always wanted to live near the beach, and once all the necessary training had been successfully put behind them, their attentions were set up opening up their own practice and establishing their home in Conway. Dr. Myers and his wife have many fond memories of family vacations in the Garden City, Surfside and Litchfield areas. These fond memories and their desire to live near the coast led the Myers to make Grand Strand their home. Today, Dr. Myers has clinics in Conway at the Conway Medical Center and in Murrells Inlet at the Inlet Square Medical Center. Dr. Myers has surgical privileges at the Conway Medical Center and Carolina’s Medical Center in Marion. Dr. Myers holds active licenses to practice podiatry in North Carolina and South Carolina. He keeps abreast of current medical advances by attending continuing medical education conferences in both states. Dr. Myers has also appeared on local television and radio stations to discuss medical issues in his speciality. He is also a featured speaker for various conferences and meetings. Dr. Myers and his father, also Dr. Myers, recently attended a medical seminar together.
Dr. Myers is an avid hiker and backpacker. He has hiked all over the region and has taken extended trips to hike at Yosemite National Park in California and Zion National Park in Utah. When Dr. Myers is not working or hiking in the woods, he can be found playing his guitar and being on the water with his wife and two children. Dr. Myers also enjoys meteorology andfollowing the weather patterns across the nation. Most of all, Dr. Myers enjoys being honest and real with his patients. Dr. Myers is known in the community to treat exactly what the patient’s needs are without selling unneeded treatments. Thus, this approach has led to a strong referral pattern from physicians and current patients.
Dr. Myers just completed a conference in Wilderness Medicine in Montana
Dr. Myers has been the doctor for a group of financial planners who travel out west for back country hiking and these types of courses keep him up to date on back country medicine. When things go bad in the wilderness there is no medical back up so you have to be prepared for everything.
Dr. Myers was recently out in Denver, CO working with a bone graft company for use in complex surgery cases.
Dr. Myers does world out reach. He recently operated on this sweet girl from Russia. She had surgery in Russia and she finished her surgery in the United States with Dr. Myers. She and her family new very little English. They came a great distance for Dr. Myers’s surgical skills. “It was a pleasure to perform surgery on this young lady”. “She had had pain for many years and I am pleased that I was able to help relieve her pain and get her back to her activities”.
Dr. Myers recently traveled to a remote town in Canada to study the Canadian hospital structure.
Dr. Myers standing with the Da Vinci robot used in surgery. “While not used in Foot and Ankle Surgery at this time I am very impressed with the robot and it’s skills. By using the robot in some test cases I was able to perform very fine surgical skills better with the robot than traditional surgical techniques.”
Dr. Myers recently attended a 4 day surgical course a Emory Medical Center where he worked on cadavers to practice new surgical techniques.
“My feet were in such pain, but Dr. Myers and his teamnot only helped me with my problem, but put me atease. I would definitely recommend Myers to myfriends and family!”
Arthur Neuman, Hall of Fame Fly Fisherman