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
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I would have liked more time with the doctor. I had a question that I didn't get to ask in the three minutes he was in the room, and when I went back in to ask it, he sent an assistant out to talk to me and that person gave me a very limited answer. It was disappointing. That said, the physical therapy staff has been amazing and I feel I am recovering much more rapidly than with the previous physical therapist.
    Valerie A.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    all was fine and professional
    Michael H.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Your "Express prescription" service needs some fine tuning. They finally got the medicine to dme after several days. Baravarian prescribed some ointment for a toenail fungus and it was $700 CO-PAYMENT- yes, $700. I canceled it and he found something that was $40 co-pay. I hope he now knows the cost of that stuff. Screw big pharma.
    Richard S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Great treatment all around: minimal waiting room time, appointment available on fairly short notice, quick diagnosis and treatment, prompt followup. In addition, Dr. Briskin's got a terrific bedside manner--he made me feel confident we were on the right treatment path.
    Peter H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Excellent !
    Hamid K.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    All Good thank you
    Norma S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Briskin was wonderful with me. I have a stutter and he was very patient,
    answered all my questions and was the ONLY doctor I've seen there who
    trimmed my yellow large toenail back significantly. There was a "biopsy" done but I never heard the results of this. Dr. Briskin did write a scrip for more PT
    next door, but I injured my left leg since then and have been consumed with
    caring for that more severe concern at the moment.
    Dr. Briskin earns the highest possible rating for me and I look forward to
    future appointments with him if or when required.
    Jeff Klayman
    Jeffrey K.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    In great hands.
    Ian R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Bob Baravarian is awesome!!!
    DEWI T.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Every tech has been thoroughly professional and caring.
    Michael M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Well done by all. Great results.
    John K.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    everything was great!
    Jillian L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Always satisfied with the care I receive!
    Douglas D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    10!
    Nancy N.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Friendly professional service
    Jaime B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Very professional and efficient
    Lyndon P.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Felt a bit rushed with my questions to the doctor. Also, prescription info was not clear. The need to get it through a pharmacy in Orange County. And I have received texts not knowing what they were. Am in process of getting that cleared up.
    Mary G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I am always satisfied with the office; staff and physicians.
    Christina A.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The service and attention i have received have always been exemplary.
    Bennett R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you all for the care...
    Carolyn G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Honestly, the entire staff is great. My one complaint would be the waiting room. Even when just half full, you have people with foot injuries trying to not step on each other and create further foot/toe damage! Ha!
    Daniel T.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very Professional,seen quickly and Doctor B. really helped with pain in my foot.
    Kayla G.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great doctor- great office! Listens to all concerns. Highly recommend!
    Tracey B.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Amazing Doctor Dr Babak just did my bunion surgery fealt amazing after This is one of the best foot Surgeon i highly recommend Dr Babak
    Nathalie D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Well organized office. Cheerful staff and convenience of PT next door. I have been going to Dr Bavarian for years and will continue. I have also referred others. So grateful they take my insurance.
    Sherry M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have no complaints.
    Roy G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My feet do not feel normal. I have the beginning of hammer toes and also a burning (nerve???) pain that wakes me at night. I do have pinched nerves in my spine that may be the problem, but I want to make sure that its nothing more serious. My intention is to stop the progression of both and seeking answers as to the cause. Dr B suggested a nerve biopsy and let me wait until he had time to do it that same day. He had a full schedule and squeezed the procedure in. I was very grateful since my drive to your office is lengthy and I had to rent a car for the appt. My followup appt is in a few days.
    Tracey B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    very happy
    Reicher B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Baravarian has a complete full service treatment plan that has been very successful for me.
    Susan B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Always great!
    Victoria C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The recommendation of Hoka shoes has turned out well. The stiffer soles prevent pain while walking and extend my mobility prior to more drastic surgery or other remedies.

    Of course, then there are my ankle issues and my knees sometimes have similar pain as my big toes while walking down stairs. Luckily, I just returned from a successful ski trip and my knees feel good. So I am still to prevent issues or soften impact with regular exercise... for now.
    Thomas H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone is very helpful and thorough. Its always a pleasure.
    Lorraine S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    None.
    James M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great office- always accommodating and gets the job done !
    Jan S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. B is the best!
    Jessica L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you
    Keith K.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I had my surgery 7 months ago. Still some swelling and tightness even though I have fairly good range of motion.
    I think I should see Dr Baravarian for a follow up appointment.
    Thank you, Jennifer Chaffe
    Jennifer C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Highly recommend Dr Baravarian. Took time to answer my questions
    Garey W.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    We started in your Santa Barbara office and after I had been seen you closed that office. I live in San Luis Obispo and the drive to Santa Monica for all the app. was very difficult.
    Donald D.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr.Baravarian and all the staff at UFAI have been phenomenal. I appreciate their kindness and expertise very much.
    Julie O.
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