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
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    2.0
    This place is a mess. I had a really bad physical therapist here once. She made my feet worse. Meanwhile, Dr. Baravarian spends about 45 seconds with patients. It's not just me - my family says the same. He's very quick to prescribe surgery and doesn't seem interested in non-surgical approaches. The administrative staff is apathetic, they don't communicate with each other, and they've messed up my appointments and/or the doctor's orders at least twice.
    Sissy H.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone is friendly and knowledgeable, I know I’m in good hands!
    Dena A.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. B. suggested a procedure to me which is not covered by Medicare. I would like to get additional information about this procedure. If I had the exact name I could possibly follow up on it myself.
    Jennifer K.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Efficient and excellent service
    Steven W.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    good ratings.
    nothing to add today
    Lyles S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    LOVE YOU GUYS AND DR B!!!!!
    Molly S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Excellent costumer service and very professional staff
    Elsa M.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    attentively stuf highly recommended
    Shalva R.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everything was fine
    David F.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you.
    Robin R.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    I am very happy with the care. All but one front desk staff are helpful. The xray and CT technicians are great with great patient interaction. Dr Baravarian is extremely patient and explains everything i ask to be explained. There are some issues with one front desk lady that requires extra diligence of patients, but i go there for excellent medical treatment, and it is well provided. One grumpy employee isn't much setback. I highly recommend UFAI.
    Puh C.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Everything was great
    Jill R.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you for your knowledge and input regarding my up coming surgery. I’ve decided to do a sub Taylor fusion as recommended. Ankle replacement is not right for me at this point. Will also remove bone spurs. Again thank you for your time and input. It has helped my decision. Regards.
    Lucas V.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I was pleased with over all experience
    Cameron B.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I am very happy with the care, the front desk staff are helpful,the xray and CT technicians are great, Dr Baravarian is patient and explains everything i ask to be explained. My only repeated annoyance has been with Maria. If i request records and give her an authorization, i don't receive them. If i email her questions, i don't get any reply. When i asked for a temporary disabled placard, she let me leave without the application. If i bring anything up to her, I'm dismissed. When i wait at the desk to schedule other appointments, she ignores me until i ask "do i rebook with you?" When i need anything that requires authorization from my lawyer, she says she will call me once it is received, but i have to call and schedule myself, even when the authorization had been received, even up to a week after it was received. But if i voice my troubles with her to another staff member, she responds quickly.
    Steven V.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Ryan is amazingly a great doctor .
    I’ll recommend Your Office to all my friends n family .Perfect 10 for me
    Rowena M.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone was very helpful.
    Robert R.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very efficient.
    Richard G.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Baravarian is simply a miracle worker! The prognosis last year was 50% that our 90 yo father would lose his lower limb at Kaiser's Wound Care Clinic. Under Dr. Baravarian's skilled, exceptional care, Dad's been standing for ever longer periods each day and beginning to take steps again in the last 3 months. Have been asked for the name of the miracle worker several times now. Never pass up the opportunity to pass along how terrific Dr. Baravarian and everyone at the UFAI has been from Day 1. Thanks are rather inadequate. Larry Feinstein, PhD
    Cheri H.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    All good
    Susan R.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I felt very comfortable with Dr. Briskin and staff.
    Erica C.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Carter and the staff always provide the best care. They are personable and explain in detail the injury and course of action for recovery.
    Melissa H.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Baravarian is simply a miracle worker! The prognosis last year was 50% that our 90 yo father would lose his lower limb at Kaiser's Wound Care Clinic. Under Dr. Baravarian's skilled, exceptional care, Dad's been standing for ever longer periods each day and beginning to take steps again in the last 3 months.

    Have been asked for the name of the miracle worker several times now. Never pass up the opportunity to pass along how terrific Dr. Baravarian and everyone at the UFAI has been from Day 1.

    Thanks are rather inadequate.

    Larry Feinstein, PhD
    Burton F.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr.Briskin and the stafff are great! I love my new orthotics although I trimmed the tops of them too short to fit into some other shoes and an going to try to glue back what I trimmed. Will call the office to see if they can help me fix three!
    Liza E.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    would highly recommend excellent care
    Susan L.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very positive experience.
    Diana B.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I wish you had an office located in Central California.
    Sylvia M.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great experience!
    Holly R.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Amazing, caring, knowledgeable, experienced doctors. Staff friendly and helpful. Office is welcoming.
    Luke D.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    It's unfortunate to break my Achilles tendon, but I am fortunately to have Dr. Baravarian who took my phone call in the evening, and subsequently, provided me with the professional treatment. After 2 days of moderate post-operation pain, I am on the way of recovery.

    Additionally, I am fortunate to have the facility's surgery coordinator, Cheli Mendoza, who not only got everything arranged for my operation, but also explained in great length about the billing, including reaching out to the insurance company multiple times to clarify a confusing matter for me.

    It's a good experience at University Foot and Ankle Institute.
    Yongtong L.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Carter looked at me from every perspective he made sure that I wasn’t gonna be getting the procedure in pain and then was able to guide me to the team and take a chance that I could get rid of the pain without surgery as there wasn’t really a good thing that could come out of the surgery I needed. In the end I’m not able to run .
    Philip B.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    nope. I'm a fan of Dr. Baravarian and his office.
    Harriet L.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very satisfied with ankle medical expertise.
    Howard P.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Nothing. Appreciate the care I have received. Very grateful.
    Mary G.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    All good
    Matteo V.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Ryan Carter is a wonderful gentleman and an excellent podiatrist. I only trust him to be my podiatrist going forward. He's the best and deserves recognition.
    Anthony D.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Nope, was very happy with everyone there.
    David Z.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great doctor and very honest. Thank you for your honest advise!
    Habibeh B.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Always great care and office staff is ver accommodating.

    Billing in the other hand could use some improvement. Sometimes insurance isn’t always billed correctly.
    Lydia E.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I had a very good experience and the nurse/assistant was very kind and helpful. I have a balance issue and he was very kind towards my fearfulness on stepping on the scale for balance. And of course, Dr Briskin was great, Forgotbto write nurse name was Steven,
    Cheryl T.
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