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.

4,944 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Staff always pleasant and helpful.
    Hellen J.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    3.5
    Dr B and the guy who did my cast for my orthotic were both great I didn’t appreciate that Dr B told me the cost would be $160ish and the actual cost ended up being closer to $400 If I’d known the actual cost I wouldn’t have gotten these made ( they are dress orthotics ) The response when I commented was just that Dr B doesn’t really understand the insurance. But he seemed to be looking it up on his iPad and seemed quite sure when he told me
    Bethany G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Everyone was pleasant and professional! I have elected not to proceed with the recommended surgery after a second opinion, but that doesn't diminish the experience at UFAI.
    Craig P.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Fantastic
    Jessica E.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Staff always pleasant and helpful. Dr. Briskin gives you all the options so you can make an informed decision regarding your care and medical procedure.
    Hellen E.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have been very pleased with the care and services I have received at UFAI.
    Hope L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr briskin is great! Wouldn’t go anywhere else.
    Douglas F.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    It's always a nice when a professional gives extra feedback on a condition that I have. Whenever possible, it's great to hear any physical therapy will benefit me. I appreciate all the advice! It's great when I come in and the doctor asks if there is anything else that is bothering me with my feet. That little extra attention makes a big difference! Thank you!
    Angel P.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Great place, would recommend
    David O.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very satisfied. Thank you
    Zachary K.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you!
    Ilene D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    We were seen quickly, treated with care, and our issues were resolved.
    William I.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    All good
    Jeff K.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you
    Gretchen P.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    No everything was great
    Jon B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Dr. Baravarian and his staff are excellent. Appointments are quick, yet thorough. When I need a followup scheduling is very easily accommodated by schedule phone line.
    Phyllis W.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    great reception staff
    Dylan S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    If it will take the doctor a while to meet then patients should be honestly informed rather than repeatedly reminded that "the doctor will be right with you". Waiting for half an hour for a doctor with great reviews is perfectly fine with most people and oftentimes expected.
    Seyed H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Grey is great. PT sessions are helping.

    I was initially told my ankle had a small crack. Next visit I got another x ray and was told it’s just a bad sprain no cracks/fractures. Then at my first PT session he said the notes mention there was a crack?

    Confusing.

    So I still don’t actually know for certain what happened to my ankle!

    Other than that everything has been helpful and pleasant
    Brian S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Several years ago my insoles seemed to be very well made. The last couple pair seem to be very poorly made and are only lasting a month or so. It is very disappointing given the cost of them. Have you changed the manufacturing process? Thanks.
    Jordan S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    DR Baravarian, Although seeiing me and starting diagnosis on 11-25-19, had another doctor see me this time, although I was scheduled for an appoint. w/ Dr Baraavarian, and Dr Baravarian was in the office, as he came up to say hello after my appoint. This just stuck me as odd.
    The other doctor was quite good and provided insight and answered my questions, It was I felt a constructive and helpful appoint, but just odd as indicated in the above comment.
    Foot seems to be healing, and that's the point. Thank you!
    Peter D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Left foot and right ankle are doing very well thank you for good advice and care.
    Rob Hasick
    Robert H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I am always so grateful that the staff is efficient and kind. I am always promptly seen by a doctor or staff member within the first 5-10 minutes of arrival and I'm very appreciative of that!
    Jessica L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Bob is the Best
    Daniel G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Good
    Parvin B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    we love Dr. the doctor and staff.
    Elly F.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I received prompt and courteous service from the staff and doctor.
    Carol G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    I appreciate your true concern for me each time I come.
    Lynda G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I am now 6 weeks post-op and can say that I have received great attention and care from everyone. Dr. Baravarian has been so professional and excellent at responding timely to questions or concerns. The office staff has been great and the physical therapists have been wonderful as well and so easy to communicate with regarding scheduling and progress. Thank you! Christine
    Christine P.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone in the office was superb.
    Peggy W.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Doctors and medical crew are very caring and helpful.
    Alfie N.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    The payment policy is very unusual. I prefer Insurance bills me. My FICO score is 828 so hopefully treat differently in the future visits.
    Queena L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    No additional comments.
    Nena E.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I love this office !!! Dr..Bob is amazing and really helped me with a swollen ankle ! I was so happy o didn't need surgery and was badly in need of orthopedic due to super high arch with was causing me to put pressure on outer ankle joint . He recommended certain shoes (sad to say not all orthopedic flip flops or expensive nursing clogs are good for everyone . ) office is clean and staff is very nice . Office is very efficient and they have an X-ray machine in office as well as an mri ! This is the place to go if you have any foot issues !
    Crystal L.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I am giving a honest review of my experience with Dr. Bavarian. And staff, I went there for plantar fasciitis in severe pain, Dr Bavarian was very communicative and extremely compassionate in helping to treat me, the staff was very polite and helpful, I would recommend this facility to anyone who is in need of a podiatrist, I have done physical therapy and home treatments, am waiting on my orthodic insoles, I will update my review when I receive them,
    Lynette N.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you all of doctor and staff in office I am so happy I picked your office for my need.good job .I wish luck for all of you.
    Vahideh M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Appointments could be better coordinated between the offices especially when dealing with Kevin the orthodics and Brace guy. Seems the Santa Monica office doesn't really know his schedule when things are scheduled through the other office. I had to drive there twice because of their scheduling issues with Kevin. But otherwise, all is great.
    Eileen G.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great doctor. Great staff. Highly recommend.
    howgol
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    No further comments
    William M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Like that Dr Bob spent time explaining things without rushing
    Jane J.
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