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.

4,966 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Love the care I get there
    Gina L.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    all was great!!
    Darlene L.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    I was happy with the care and diagnosis. The insurance part seemed to take time at the appointment. Not sure why that was not done in advance.

    I since learned that I was hyper-thyroid and that may have contributed to my bursitis in my heel.

    Had to call for a prescription for my iontophoresis medication. Would have been nice to be given that at the time of my visits
    Donna M.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Baravarian and staff are very proffesional, friendly and efficient. They always get me in right away. There is no wait.
    Melissa P.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    The doctor and staff are thorough and caring. Thank you.
    Marcia B.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    A very professional experience. Not exactly "personal" but in-and-out with no problems and the diagnosis and care was excellent. Thanks!
    Steven P.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I am a regular. I tell everyone how good you are.
    Norman S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Thanks
    Princess W.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Thank you
    Bahiye F.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you for doing your best.
    Michael K.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I love the care....and expertise!
    Mary B.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Satisfied!
    Julia O.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Bob always takes great care of me...
    Jeremy L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    University Foot & Ankle is my "go to" provider for all things related. They have always exceeded my expectations!
    Andrew W.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I can't recommend Dr. Briskin and the entire University Foot and Ankle staff highly enough. I've been seeing doctor briskin for a couple of years now, and it's always been a positive experience. From the ease and flexibility of making an appointment, to the friendly front desk staff and PA's, and Dr. Briskin's friendly nature and professionalism; you just can't go wrong in choosing University Foot and Ankle. I've also gone to their physical therapists across the hall and again, couldn't have been happier with all of the staff and my results. I would give them all more than 5 stars if it were possible.
    Tony L.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I am so thankful that I found Dr. Carter! He is knowledgeable, honest, and really worked with me as an athlete to do what was best. He took the time to listen to my situation and take the best course of action for my ankle in the short and long term. I healed faster than expected and felt very well taken care of at every step of the process.
    Christine A.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thanks. Everything was great.
    David S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    No. Good visit. Will be scheduling follow up.
    Jonathan L.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    No additional comments.
    Jonathan K.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone was very helpful the doctor was very direct and explaining everything very confident in their expertise
    Lynn M.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    I told Dr. B and the assistants that attended to me that I have, and have had for about 4 years, a strange feeling in my toes and ball of my foot that feels as if the tissue is filled with crumbled up Styrofoam. I feel this, for example, if I curl my toes.
    I asked Dr B and the assistants at both sessions, "What is the name of this symptom? What is causing it? Is there some treatment or therapy that can eliminate the feeling of crunched styrofoam?
    I never received an answer to this question. There were sort of puzzled looks and then, immediately, the topic would shift to creating orthotics for my feet.
    Well, I have and wear, the orthotics. But I would still like to know why I feel crunching styrofoam in my feet. Is it a problem with the nerves? Do other patients ever mention a similar feeling?
    Jack P.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    I had to wait in the exam room too long in my opinion. I alerted staff several times that I had to leave for work but they didn't seem to understand the urgency. I had to leave and come back the next day to pick up my orthotics
    David Z.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Overall, he was able to identify issues with other areas that could be contributing to the pain in my feet
    Quinyatta G.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    This is a very professional and courteous Medical Group. I love their Physical Therapists, very knowledgeable and helpful.
    JANET P.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Excellent treatment from all of the staff, especially Dr. Briskin. He explained what he would be doing each step of the procedure. He was truly focused on me and I felt that he spent a good amount of time taking care of me. He was relaxed and he was not rushing through to get to the next patient. I am completely happy with the results and will keep him and his office in mind for future needs.
    Lorna R.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    It’s very inconvenient to call the call center for appointments. Why can’t each office answer and make appointments on their own.
    Maria R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Always polite and considerate of your time there. Never feel like a “number” at my appointment.
    Lynn S.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I went to 5 drs before deciding on Dr. Bavarian to do my bunion surgery and I can't tell you how happy I am with him. I had bunion surgery 30 years ago that was terrible and if I did not need it so bad I would have never done the other foot. Not only did I have virtually no pain, I literally have no scar. He could not have been better. Then I broke my foot and he took such good care of me but my foot did not seem to be hearing. After a few months of pain in my foot pain Dr. B realized that it was coming from my back and sent me to an excellent dr that helped with my back pain also. I cannot say enough great things about Dr. B. He is the best at what he does and his staff is excellent also.
    Dawn K.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have always been completely happy with each visit to UFAI !
    Walter A.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Doctor appointments are always nerve-racking for me. Your office always does an amazing job of making it efficient friendly and easy. And Dr. Briskin is sensational in every way It is much appreciated. keep up the great work.
    Steven W.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I am so thankful that I found Dr. Carter! He is knowledgeable, honest, and really worked with me as an athlete to do what was best. He took the time to listen to my situation and take the best course of action for my ankle in the short and long term. I healed faster than expected and felt very well taken care of at every step of the process.
    Christine A.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Briskin has cared for several foot fractures and helped me heal very well each time. Most recently he recommended physical therapy to correct heel and ankle pain that developed, possibly from wearing a boot during recovery from the last fracture. With therapy, the heel and ankle pain have both been eliminated. I’m now continuing the exercises to increase my chances of preventing future fractures. Dr. Briskin and all the staff are terrific. They truly care and are always gentle and encouraging. The make appointments available promptly for any issue. I’m very grateful to be able be turn to them and always receive outstanding care.
    Pamela G.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Not at the moment.
    Adriana S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very satisfied
    Lindsey H.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    was pleased. thank you
    Steven S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thanks
    James G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I would always recommend dr Briskin as i have been a patient years ago and came back because i trust him and everyoneis always so nice
    Marie L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Redkar, talks with you not at you! You never get the feeling that the clock is more important than why you are there. If you don't currently have a foot Doctor this is a great place to start, who knows maybe you'll like them as much as I do.

    Best

    Flint
    Flint M.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have dealt with a lot of foot doctors but I tell you he is one of the best very caring very patient and very very kind from him to all his staff great experience each and every time I went and I will not be seeing no other 4dr no time soon he is my new official foot doctor so I thank God for putting him in my life and his wonderful staff as well I recommend the world to go see that man thank you and have a blessed day
    Kelley W.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Carter is super attentive, gentle and cool. He talked to me about my condition and treated it with care and knowledge giving me the confidence to go with my treatment as I felt comfortable. Thanks!
    Jimena A.
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