Santa Monica Podiatry Clinic Patient Testimonials

We survey all our patients to learn how we did and read every response. Usually complimentary, sometimes critical, it's our patients who help us learn what we are doing well and how we can improve.

 

We strive to be the best we can and are grateful for the opportunities we are given to help people heal and get back to doing the things that they love.

3,923 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have been back to physical therapy now for a couple of weeks. Lydia has been working with me on my balance and mobility in my ankles and toes. She is amazing and really knows her stuff. She encourages me to do better but never forces me to do more than I can handle. My only complaint is that she isn't in the office enough. It is much harder to get an appointment with her that works with my work schedule. I used to see her first thing in the morning before heading to work. Now she is only in the office 3 days a week and in the afternoon and evenings. I've been going after work but a lot of times my feet are in so much pain that I can't do much of the strengthening and balance exercises. I hope that she is back full time real soon!
    Leslie V.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Briskin and the staff always give me the greatest care and attention no matter what else is going on!!!
    Phebe U.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great dr
    Jill G.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Grateful for Dr. Briskin and staff!
    Peter I.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone great like Dr. Briskin
    Laurie A.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    i WAS CONCERNED STANDING IN A ROOM WITH SO MANY PEOPLE
    Michelene S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great experience thanks for your help!
    EMLYN P.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Easy visit, good doctor
    TARA T.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Great experience
    Bianca S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Quick and safe visit
    Raymond T.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have always been very pleased with my care.
    The location is difficult for me because I no longer drive
    but I continue to go there because of the excellent care
    that I receive and the very pleasant manner of the doctors
    and their assistants.
    Marilyn S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I like to go to that place
    nice place
    friendly staff
    they treat you professional
    Mary T.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Excellent all the way through!! Impressed.
    Jonathan H.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The treatment for my problem is always well covered. And everything is on time.
    Glenn G.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Briskin was great. He listened to my request to attempt treatment without x-rays as I had had so many exposures recently. As I had hoped, he diagnosed the issue by physical exam and my verbal report. I am 85-90% repaired, and appreciative.

    It was a bit discomforting to have the doctor, myself, and two clinical adjuncts in the small treatment room. I would have appreciated being asked if it was OK, and being informed what their functions were. Last person on the scene did introduce herself and show me the prescribed exercise. That was appreciated.
    Joseph D.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I had a great experience at UFAI.
    Danielle S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    When I first encountered Dr. Briskin after smashing a nerve and breaking a bone in my foot several years ago, he took x-rays, looked at them, and told me I didn't have a serious problem, and that my foot would heal. The healing began that minute. I have had 3 pairs of custom orthotics from Dr. Briskin since that time, and while each was slightly different, which concerned me, all 3 contributed to reducing the issues with my Morton's neuroma to almost non-existent. The medical assistants during each visit did their jobs. I did have problems with the office staff - not getting correct answers to my insurance questions, etc. This is something you should correct.
    Janet E.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    prompt, friendly, accessible and made sure that I understood all of the options we could take and the reason why we settled on the one we did.
    Philip H.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Briskin is fabulous
    Kyle B.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Nothing to report.
    Joseph A.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Your staff are very caring
    Farahnaz M.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you for everything.
    Magali L.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I was very pleased from the moment I came in the office. Every one was so helpful. Great experience!
    Susan T.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    All good
    Alysia A.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great doctor and staff and excellent after surgery care
    Maaliq E.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very nice staff, very nice doctor - very easy to talk to. Clean office. Always on time! Very pleasant experience.
    Barbara L.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I always refer people to Dr Baravarian.
    William D.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    We really loved our experience with your whole staff! Thanks for taking such great care of my daughter
    Penelope R.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Loved it!
    Lou B.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Excellent
    Hal W.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    greg, the therapist is great! he is thorough and particularly attentive to one's foot or feet problems. he is more than helpful and makes progress. i give him a 10.
    i don't' know how he keeps us all straight when there are more than one of us in the therapy room,but he does .
    the radiologist is also very good. patient, efficient and concerned.

    thank you, mary emily funke
    Mary F.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    You fixed my foot!
    Masaru H.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    When I make an appt with Dr I do not expect to be seen by another Dr or intern instead .
    I rescheduled Next appt in order to see Dr I expected
    Christopher N.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Excellent advice on how to improve my situatuon. Thank you, Dr.
    Giovanni Z.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    The parking situation at this office is terrible & the waiting room is far too small to keep folks boxed in during COVID. Reduce the number of patients and extend appointment times to limit the wait seating to 4. Just my take. Otherwise, great staff & doctors.
    CF
    Christopher F.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    It was a great appointment!
    Darrin B.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    The visit was shorter than expected and we thought the doctor would have watched her walk in her orthotics before deciding that they still were fine. Also no-one offered to help with re-covering them. Also I am not sure that the insurance doesn't cover replacements; they have been covered every year in the past.
    Abigail L.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you for your service , help and still being open.
    Thanks for everything!
    Tammy F.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Keep up the good work!
    John S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Doctor's office clean and Covid protected. Assistants very nice. Doctor was prompt and knowledgeable and offered options for cure.
    Jennie T.
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