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.

3,922 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The staff were all very friendly and knowledgable. They took extra steps and persuasions to help me heal.
    Anna C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Carter was exceptional. The surgery center (Precision Surgery) has been a challenge - my insurance claims associated with the surgery center have still not been settled 8 months and counting after the surgery due to issues with how the center submitted the paperwork
    Dana S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great Staff, Beautiful Office
    Christopher M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Both the staff and the physical therapists were all friendly, approachable and accommodating. I would unhesitatingly recommend to any of my friends or family.
    Carol L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    An 8 instead of a 10 on communication. only because ( and this is important), I wasn't shown the MRI results in the follow-up visit. Although Dr. Briskin did tell me i had a fracture in the injured area I should have asked for (when I did not receive one) a detailed explanation pf the screening results as I was being shown the slides(which I was not shown). This is not only expected as part of the follow-up visit, but is important to enable the patient to better understand the injury and necessary follow-up treatment and care. Otherwise, loved having Dr. Briskin and hhighly recommend him. This is a clinic setting, and doctors are forced to rush through an overbooked schedule.
    Jocelyn A.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very friendly staff and very thorough session where everything was explained to me in detail. Would recommend them to anyone.
    Janel S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Great staff! Great doctors!
    Alexandra M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone is so kind and knowledgeable. I feel super lucky to have found them !
    Vivianne N.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I truly cannot say enough about doctor briskin and his staff as well as his physical therapy department. from the care to Professionalism ,courtesy, Wealth of knowledge , You just know that you're in good hands and takin care of a feel safe. Thank you so much! I always tell all my friends at work that they should go see the foot name going set to 10 doctor briskin because we stand on our feet from 14 hours to 16 hours A-day and Everybody's always complaining about their feet and I with out hesitation tell them to go see doctor briskin!
    Eric A.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Life is great!

    Thanks.
    Peter V.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Why have been seen doctor briskin for years. His office is incredibly professional he is a very caring and knowledgeable doctor.. With the bedside manner that I wish all doctors had! I said in another review that whenever I go there I always know I am respected and well taken care of and safe. O soul the physical therapy department at the foot and ankle institute is wonderful everybody in there is amazing and I just can't say enough about it I work in the movie industry we spend 14 hours to 16 hours A-day on our feet and I tell everybody to go see doctor brisk and whoever's having foot problems and they all thank me!
    Eric A.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    2.0
    I asked how to access my account and was ignored. The doctor seemed to have a personal vendetta against Skechers rather than good suggestions to help me with my foot pain. I have moved on to a different UCLA DPM.
    Kyle C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The doctor and staff are very helpful . I would highly recommend Dr Carter to everyone who would like to go for surgery . The Dr was very attentive and guided us accordingly .
    Sehnaaz G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great job!
    Sig S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great experience!
    Phil N.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Scheduling over the phone is difficult and takes way to long. Over the last 2 years I've had several messages not returned at all when trying to schedule an appointment. Staff (Alex I believe) at the Simi Valley office is excellent! But, calling and getting to the Simi office line is near impossible when calling to schedule an appt. Probably out of your control, but the doctor turnover is a bit odd as I'm on my 3rs doctor already. All 3 have been great and nice, but continuity is preferred. And, more available days at the Simi office is needed to keep patients. Having a storefront office in a high exposure area is great, but then disappointing when it's only open 2-3 days a week.
    Thank you
    Douglas D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I had a really great experience. The doctor was very helpful in outlining the options for my conditions.
    David H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Ryan is thoughtful, careful and supportive
    Sheila M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Redkar is a magical human being. There is no equal.
    Jonathan D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Carter operated on my ankle and was extremely thorough throughout the entire process from pre-surgery to full recovery of motion. I highly recommend him to anyone needing foot or ankle surgery.
    Melissa H.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Finally! My resistant plantar warts are finally gone! Dr Briskin did followup until he was sure they were really gone. Thank you so much for your care.
    Jean T.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Staff is very kind and very knowledgeable. Doctors are very helpful and very caring. They take their time with you and give you a thorough explanation of what is going on with you. Would never go anywhere else that's how much I trust them.
    Luke D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great team!
    Elizabeth H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very happy with Dr. carter
    Shirin S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Staff I dealt with were caring, accommodating and LISTENED when I expressed needs. Very professional, patient (essential when dealing w the aged) and KIND. I am grateful to them all.
    Valarie D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    UFAI is just the best. There couldn’t be a better doctor than Dr. Cater or a better human being.

    All the personnel working in PT are all skilled and knowledgeable
    people. They are a joy to be around.
    Gralin J.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Cheli (or Shelly) in Scheduling (who also handles Disability) is really thorough and professional. The woman at reception at the Sherman Oaks office is always cheerful and helpful. I'm very happy with Dr. Bob and have already recommended him.
    Charles F.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I’m all was well taken care of
    Jennifer S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone has been so wonderful through the entire procedure from surgery till I was up and walking. Dr.Briskin has always been so helpful, answering my many questions and reassuring me. He is great.
    Nancy C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Nerve damage from entering the exact same spot the surgeon before entered. There is a big scar there and if I touch that area a little electric spark goes through my foot. Thankfully, the functionality is fine. Just having been double or triple scoped in the exact same spot may be a bad idea for future patients. Always go in gentle and in a spot where another surgeon had not damaged it already in the past. Overall dr. Carter is probably the best at diagnosing and also performance. Minus the one issue of knicking a surface nerve.
    Zachary K.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you
    Nancy F.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Fantastic care.
    Michael S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Briskin was amazing -- his expertise and his manner. He resolved my emergent situation in a confident, swift, and stress-reducing way. I was
    totally pleased with the outcome.
    Likewise, the staff was a pleasure -- yes, everyone cared for me 'very well.'
    Naomi T.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I know I am in the best care however Sometimes I feel very rushed in my appt. It makes me panic to try to think of all my questions and inevitably I forget some. That is honestly something I HATE when going to dr office.
    It’s the only thing I would complain about and if I recommended Dr Baravarian to someone I would just tell that person to be ultra prepared when going into the office.
    Ivan S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Carter fixed what 2 other surgeons failed to do. Removing metal, and actually cleaning up the cartilage and ligament damage. Whereas the surgeons before hand left me immobilized and only took care of the bone break. Bones heal, but the ligaments and what not need serious treatment right off the bat. Luckily I was helped. Only issue is that now when I touch the entry point of the scope, I get an electric spark throughout my foot. So maybe some minor surface level nerve damage.
    Zack K.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    This is for Dr. Carter and his office staff. Prior to my appointment, all of his staff was knowledgeable, responsive, and friendly. Dr. Carter has a great bedside manner and completely put me at ease about my procedure and future treatments. Thanks so much!
    Sara P.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    All the staff was friendly, professional and accommodating.
    Clymie A.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very thorough testing and explanation of my issue. Also pretty prompt with both of my appointments which I greatly appreciate.
    Andrea G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very thorough testing and explanation of my issue. Also pretty prompt with both of my appointments which I greatly appreciate.
    Andrea G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thought the appointment was thorough, and doctor well informed on the issue.
    Jane R.
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