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.

4,917 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I had a great experience @ University Foot and Ankle Institute on Feb. 27, 2020. The person clipping my toenails was careful knowing a cut might cause issues because of my diabetes. The office staff was courteous and ready to assist. I have been treated there for a year. When we moved here from Maine my podiatrist there had said see- if you can be seen by Dr. Baravarian-I read his Journal articles regularly. I mentioned his name to a group here in LA, Clear Health Advisors, and they were able to get me an appointment.
    James M.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Excellent treatment!
    Andree M.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Baravarian is the best. I know I'll get the correct treatment in a comfortable environment.
    Mark D.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    It has been a very pleasant experience!
    Yousef B.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Some times the waiting is too long, first in the waiting area and then when they take you in and wait for the doctor.
    Shiva A.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Kind and friendly staff
    Gary W.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very very helpful and professional clean great staff
    Rebecca F.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr B is the man and we adore him!!! Savin our feet! God bless him and his office so much!! Ruthie
    Ruthie G.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Lovely people
    Robert K.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    always on time and explains clearly
    Joan M.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Briskin gave me back the confident that there are still Great Doctor in this world
    I trust him, his professionalism, his well verse demeanor
    I know and feel that everything is OK, He got this!
    2 Thumbs ☝ up
    Patricia B.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The people to whom you referred me, FIT, did an outstanding job on my foot, probably actually saved it. I could not be more grateful. The surgeon was amazing, nursing staff excellent. The person administering the anesthesia was an annoying loudmouth, however. That said, as I told Dr. Briskin, the FIT facility is a completely trashy facility, certainly not up to any reasonable standards of medical facility decorum It looks and feels like being in a storage closet. Unsanitary. In marketing we have a concept of associative values. University's branding is excellent, FIT's branding is completely sub par from a facility standpoint and does not encourage positive patient perceptions for for image and reputation. I would return to FIT if I had to. I urged Dr. Briskin to visit FIT and make up his own mind. When there he must make a thorough inspection of patient bed corridors and operating area, storage, identity of non-medical people wandering around and judge it from a patient's point of view. Again, FIT and Dr. Briskin saved my foot and I couldn't be more grateful.
    John K.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Excellent experience with Dr Baravarian and staff
    Joseph S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Had test to determine need for ultrasound re circulation to toes. No notice from you regarding ultrasound appointment. Called day before appointment for ultrasound and was told I needed to keep appointment. About an hour later was told I did not need to come in for the ultrasound appointment. You should have called earlier in the week so I could make alternate plans for the day of my appointment. Different answers to the same question does not help your credability
    Arthur A.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    There was a scheduling error and I had to come back the next day for my prp injection. Not the end of the world - but an inconvenience.
    Kathy B.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Although I needed to cancel my surgery, I've rescheduled because I'm so pleased with the office.
    Marilyn K.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Having some pain issues that Motrin 600 Tid plus Tylenol aren’t solving completely will
    Need maybe a Doz. or so Norco for breakthrough pain.
    Weighting my left leg only on crutches is making a painful bone in bone contact. Other than that Dr. Bob and staff are Aces.
    Scott L.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Baravarian repaired my ruptured achilles 4/18. I've had a full recovery with range of motion and strength.
    Debra M.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have severe Rheumatoid Arthritis and had severe pain on the inner part of my left ankle. Dr. Baravarian injected it and I was cured from the pain, this was over a year ago. Now, my right ankle is acting up, so I pray that the doctor can work another miracle. I was not there to see the staff, but, everyone was polite. I could of been five minutes late and do not remember the receptionist treating me bad. Very happy with my visits and will travel to Santa Monica from North Glendale to see the doctor. He is that good!
    Maritza G.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I’m in the office so often that I have no comments I’m there monthly — no comment
    Jill D.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Hello. It’s was gratifying to find Dr. Baravarian and staff. As self paying clients we really were impressed with his professionalism and skill sets, along with those who assisted him, in surgery, and the staff pre and post surgery. Big thx to Cheli for price shopping our surgery and her patience coordinating our out of town requirements. The one small matter was post surgery and having nominal questions, because this was completely new to us, that we never received a reply to my email. The boot cast wasn’t fitting well and becoming very irritating and the questions of how to handle the after care. Overall, my wife and I both felt the experience was certainly above the norm and the surgery staff were exceptional. We spoken to many people, here in our Mesa resort, on who handle the surgery etc. Thnx Earl and Charlene Rhode.
    Frank R.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have had three foot surgeries with Dr Baravarian over a period of 17 years and have always been very pleased
    Sarah S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Baravarian and his staff are knowledgeable, caring and considerate - would highly recommend!
    Katie K.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you!
    Robert R.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I received kind and patient attention from a adept staff and Dr. Baravarian's skill as a surgeon and bedside manner gave me reassurance that I was in capable hands.
    Shirley R.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    This is really a partial score since I don’t know yet how successful the surgeries will be. I think communication and process has been excellent. Appointments are well run, on time and efficient. Although sometimes the information is a bit sparse until you ask for it. I think results so far have exceeded expectations.
    Robert D.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Bob is one of my favorite Doctors of all time. Best surgeon and follow up care I’ve experienced.
    Dana F.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Happy with Dr Briskin's care
    Margarita W.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    I highly recommend coming here if you have any kind of ankle or foot fracture. They're very knowledgeable and very polite. Everything is under one roof, if you suspect a fracture just come here first before going to the ER or urgent care. I almost had to get an MRI pay a lot of money. Dr bob told me it wasn't neccessary. The reason I'm deducting a star is because the parking, they don't validate. The receptionist, doesn't smile and just has a face of disappointment on her. They need someone a little more welcoming in the office for such a great place like this.
    Eva R.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    LOVE Dr. Briskin! HATE the boot and knee scooter. Hope to be done with both very soon (boot and knee scooter, NOT Dr. Briskin)
    Valencia S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you Dr Franson, much appreciated

    I'd love it if the office could notify me when I'm again due (2 years I believe) for orthotics that my SAG insurance covers. It had actually been 3 years since my first time seeing you.
    Anthony D.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Briskin is wonderful!
    Onofrio B.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have been a patient of Dr. Franson for almost 10 years. I recommend him to my friends whenever they are having foot problems. My Mom, Dad & husband have all been seen by Dr. Franson. His staff is very professional, friendly and helpful.
    Rosa M.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Made visit comfortable and pleasant.
    Marie M.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you!
    Lowell M.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I will definitely recommend University Foot And Ankle Institute to everyone. Thank you!
    MELANIE B.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Saeedi is a rare gem. Very kind, personable and caring. I feel comfortable with him and I am not an easily trusting person. He is exceptional. I feel very lucky to be in his care.
    Angela D.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    All personnel were nice and doctor’s diagnosed me right.
    Ameneh D.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Appreciated the honest opinion and no fluff or extra treatment that was not necessary.
    Diana S.
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