Darrin Eakins

Darrin Eakins

About Me

Darrin Eakins overcame numerous challenges through medical school and residency to become a successful and highly respected orthopedic surgeon. Surprisingly, his greatest challenges and accomplishments would come after his career was abruptly cut short. His story is one of resilience, acceptance, and humility.

Current Role & Duties

Darrin Eakins is a retired orthopedic surgeon in Wilmington, North Carolina. He specialized in sports injuries, joint replacements and musculo-skeletal trauma.

Academic History (or educational background)

Dr Eakins received his bachelor's degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas and medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston Salem, NC.

He completed a six year internship and residency program in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland,Oregon.

Professional Skills and Experience

Darrin Eakins worked as an orthopedic surgeon for over 10 years and helped start a successful clinical practice that has now grown into one of the largest in the state of NC.

Over the past few years since his retirement he has furthered his education in business and stock analysis and is working to develop a new career in consulting for medical device technology companies and working as a stock analyst.

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Philanthropy/Charitable Involvement

During his busy career Darrin Eakins served on numerous hospital boards and spent much time teaching medical students and other physicians in training. Today he works with those struggling with alcoholism, addiction and depression.


Darrin Eakins graduated with honors from both college and medical school in the top 10 percent of his class.

Personal Interests/Hobbies

Darrin Eakins has many interests in life, such as stock market investing, pickleball, fishing, health and nutrition, and acrylic painting.

Act II -

Darrin Eakins’ career took an abrupt change in 2008 when he was involved in a severe life altering accident. He suffered multiple injuries and could no longer work as a surgeon.

What followed were numerous surgeries, depression and chronic pain which eventually led to self-medicating with opiates and alcohol. He spent the next ten years alone, divorced and estranged from his family and friends. He had no direction or purpose in life other than to dull the emotional pain and discontent with whatever drug was available.

He spent much of this time in and out of drug and alcohol rehabilitation, psychiatric hospitals and jails. He eventually reached “rock-bottom” when he was discharged from a hospital in florida following a near-fatal drug overdose and he had no idea how he had gotten there from NC. He gave rehab one more try and ended up spending over a year in treatment. Here he developed a new set of friends, beliefs and spirituallity

On Jan 6 2022 he will celebrate 5 years of sobriety “God willing”

Recent News

Fish Quickly
September 23, 2022

How to Catch a Fish Quickly

Catching fish quickly can be tricky, but there are tricks of fishing you can use. These tricks involve using a heavier leader and tippet, which will help you bring in a fish faster. You can also use a dead drift to bring in a fish quickly. But these tricks are only for beginners and will […]

Darrin Eakins
August 30, 2022

Knee Pain From Running

You may be experiencing knee pain while running. This is normal because running is an activity that causes a lot of stress on the knees. However, you can reduce the pain by stretching before running. Stretching will strengthen your leg muscles and take some pressure off the knees. Make sure to try for at least […]

Darrin Eakins
August 10, 2022

Pickleball paddles Equipment

If you’re new to Pickleball paddles, there are many different pieces of equipment to choose from. From paddles to balls and nets to ball hoppers, you can find the best equipment for your needs. The following article offers some tips for choosing the best Pickleball paddles. Once you know what you want in a paddle, […]

June 1, 2022

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Index Futures

    According to Darrin Eakins,  the biggest difference between buying single-stock futures and index futures is that a trader in futures contracts does not own the company’s stock. So, they don’t have any rights as stockholders, like being able to vote or get dividends. Also, traders in futures contracts do not have the same […]

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