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
    I paid about $1100 for a pair of insole. It was expensive!
    The Physitraps are sooo nice ( Gray & others who work there). Thanks
    Soheila A.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I felt in very capable hands with Dr Baravarian , his front office staff were lovely
    Melanie S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    As I said before, I was very amazed on how clean and neat the place and the staff is. And they are very kind and nice to patients. I highly recommend this place.
    Yolanda M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Friendly, informative, and fast.
    Stephen C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Let me it a long time in treatment room.
    Norman S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Gary is the BEST
    William K.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The staff honestly makes the difference they were just so amazing and welcoming. I love that the doctor was also so down to earth and friendly. Overall my experience was great! I felt comfortable going in and getting treatment for nail fungus.
    Norma B.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    So happy I was referred to your office. I've recommended you to my husband. He'll be making his as appointment soon. Thank you again.
    Hellen J.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have been going to dr Briskin for years and will continue
    The girls are terrific who answer the calls.
    Harlene H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Would like Dr to give me some in depth explanations to prepare me mentally & emotionally as to what I should expect, how long pain will last now that I’m out of wheelchair
    Also I tweaked my knee first day out of wheelchair. I’d like a reality check. Am I looking at several more months, would like to understand more about pain Mgmt
    Dr said I can drive, but I can’t! Knee is slowing down progress too. Thank u
    Employees are kind & caring, especially Bernardo!
    Judith S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everything was good.
    Zachary O.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Briskin is the best
    Caden H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Staff is great!
    Laurie S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Nr. Alex is awesome.
    Shabnam E.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very knowledgeable and kind!
    Diana M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    More information on the time it might take for the cortisone shot to work would have been helpful. Thanks!
    Kathleen B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    poor discussion of the balance problem that I have. Itr starts with the feet. More to the point i have calluses on my left big toe and second toe, also the same two toes on the right. They are different, but they send up very acute pain from time to time. And finally the prostheses are wonderful where they fit. I need some discussion about what to do with them. Thanks John
    John L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Dr Bob is awesome and the staff are so pleasant
    Gertrude C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Baravarian is awesome & so is his staff!!!
    Donna G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    One stitch was missed - my husband took it out.
    Jean M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The wait to see the doctor was about 45 minutes. I would prefer a shorter wait time
    Dana C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Been very happy with everything regarding my bunion surgery. Everyone has been great. Explain everything so I understand. Overall has been a very positive experience and I would recommend Dr. Bob and everyone else to anyone who ever asks me.
    Richard G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Waited almost an hour just to be seen.
    James T.
  • Facebook
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very happy with the entire experience. Dr. Bob and the entire staff are excellent. Extremely qualified and friendly. For anyone who has a foot or ankle issues this is the place to go.
    Rick G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great. Like a spa treatment.
    Allison L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very professional and the Dr. appears to have resolved my issue. Thank you.
    Heather S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Following instructions
    Gloria L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great service, that's why I am a return patient.
    Sandra V.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I’m very pleased with UFAI. Very courteous and helpful. Dr. Bavarian is an expert. My treatments have been very beneficial.
    Ralph L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Awesome doctors, superior care!
    Callie B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    .nope
    Irene S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    This has been a good experience.
    Only set back was the first boot that they put me in was to tall. My knee is still a little off from that.
    Robin B.
  • Facebook
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Baravarian and the team at UFAI are simply the best. I am 53 and very active. I had surgery to reduce a bone spur that impinged the flexibility of my big toe, and repair the damage to the joint, which made running impossible and walking for long periods very painful. The recovery and healing were absolutely pain free; the entire process was "text book" and I am walking and feeling better than anytime in the last 4 years and fully expect to be hiking, skiing, cycling and running in the next few weeks. You can't find a more qualified team that is more focused on your needs, perfect treatment and your comfort.
    Craig H.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I'm not one to usually write reviews, but Dr. Babak Baravarian and his staff have always been exceptional when it comes to the care of their patients. I have had two surgeries done in this institution and they both were done quickly and smoothly. They are a great group of individuals that make everyone feel comfortable and cared for.
    Farah F.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Excellent care and super smart people. They got me back on my feet, literally. My heel pain is gone, finally and they made it happen,.
    Greg W.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    3.0
    This was a few years ago. I saw Dr. Jason Morris (who is no longer there) who I found to be kind of rude and short.  I also had some issues with billing.

    That being said, I am upgrading review to 3 stars for efforts by Steve on their end to try to work with me for a resolution, which turned out to be great.
    Amy D.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I went here for ankle surgery back in late July 2017. Surgery with Dr. Baravarian was accomplished and swift. He guided me through the healing process smoothly and I healed quickly.

    Then I was on to physiotherapy. Gary and his team were kind, thorough and comprehensive in the many ways I could strengthen and heal my ankle. It was a pleasure visiting them and slowly, methodically, working through my treatment program. I was back on my foot in weeks and I am still feeling the positive effects of their work every day months later.

    I would highly recommend this business and these professionals.
    Scott M.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I highly recommend this place.  They are full service with multiple doctors, X-ray and MRI, and physical therapy across the hallway. There might be a wait - but emergencies aren't unusual for foot issues so sometimes it's even you needing the immediate help! Dr Clark is fantastic! Even though X-rays showed no break, he asked me many questions, listened intently, and felt around my foot to such a degree we discovered two very painful sites. Ordered MRI and lo and behold they were both small breaks that hadn't shown up on X-ray. Save yourself going all over the place for foot and ankle care.
    Jessica L.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I've known Dr. Briskin for over 10 years now.  They make great orthodics.  They can customize them for whatever shoes you have (office, tennis, casual, etc).  Their staff is super friendly, too.  Thanks, guys!  :)
    Denise B.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Gary Brisken has been my doctor going on two years. He's a very kind and thoughtful physician. The heath of my feet has improved exponentially. It's not just how much I admire Dr Brisken, it's that he has a great staff. From the front desk staff of Teresa to all the the men and women in his office. They really do make a difference. Helping you get your medication to your pharmacy or just be helpful. I would recommend Dr. Brisken without hesitation.
    Sincerely
    Mark
    Mark P.
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