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

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 […]

May 19, 2022

How to Develop Healthy Eating Habits

    Healthy eating habits is not only good for health but also good for mind. In this article, we will look at how to control portion size, eat nutrient-dense foods, and prepare our own meals. By following these simple tips, you can start eating healthier. So get started! Here are some of Kelsey Wells’ […]

April 12, 2022

Symptoms and Treatment for a Hamstring Tear

    According to Darrin Eakins, it’s important to know more about hamstring tears in order to keep yourself from getting hurt again. A hamstring tear can happen for many different reasons. While a grade 3 tear might take six months to heal, a minor tear might only take a few weeks. In either case, […]

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