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
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My experience with the team was wonderful. Thank you very much!
    Shirley F.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My experience with UFAI has been nothing but positive! Your staff is truly responsive and very customer-oriented. My surgery experience was equally positive! Wonderful nurses and staff! I have actually recommended UFAI to several of my friends!
    Barbara S.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I always return to Dr. Briskin and UFAI because I know I will receive excellent treatment from Dr. B and the staff.
    Marilyn W.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I really appreciate the office flexibility, as I never know when my foot issue will flare up and I will need to be seen. It is unpredictable, so I am grateful that the staff works to get me in to see Dr Briskin!
    Nancy S.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Love Dr. Briskin! He was so reassuring and helpful. Had a fantastic experience!
    Shana F.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My feet don't hurt anymore!
    Kirk W.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    You guys are 3 for 3 on surgeries for me. Thanks so much!
    Paige K.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very satisfied!
    Pearl W.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Alex was extremely careful with my foot during the MRI. I appreciated that very much.
    Susan C.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I couldn't be more satisfied. My procedure went better than I anticipated and my followup care has been great.
    Randell S.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    So far so good. Oh, how I hope my ankle improves!!
    Whitney G.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Have already sent six folks to you. Love you guys!
    Lorna B.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Briskin is great!
    Robert B.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very helpful that my doctor plays hockey since I had a hockey injury!
    Kristina W.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I've had two Lapidus Bunionectomy surgeries (one for each foot) by Dr Baravarian and I'm thrilled with the results. My bunions were extreme and required extreme expert measures to correct them. Dr. Baravarian is one of the best, if not THE best, foot doctors in L.A. and I feel so grateful to have found him.
    Ryan
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I saw Dr. Baravarian after being misdiagnosed by another doctor. (I am runner, but foot pain was making even short runs very difficult). He was awesome, really attentive and caring. He quickly diagnosed a bone spur in my foot and recommended orthotics. Have to say I was skeptical that the thin inserts could make much of a difference, but I was so wrong! I immediately noticed a difference and am back to running long distance with zero pain. I really can't thank him enough!
    Chris C.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Morris was great, as well as all the office staff. I live far, but it has been worth the drive. Thank you!!!!
    Emilio R.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    So far everything is going well. I really like Dr. Baravarian and his staff, they did a wonderful job. They are very compassionate and professional at the same time. My family and I are very happy and thankful we found you guys, and we are definitely recommending your services to everybody. Thank you again for making me feel at peace at the time of my surgery. I'm so happy with Dr. Baravarian that I will give him 5 stars in any reviews that I can.
    Jeanette D.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Thanks for taking the extra time to treat my foot during the appointment. You saved us a second trip.
    Jill V.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Fast and easy!
    Jonathan L.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Best experience I've ever had. Gary Briskin is wonderful! Treated decently without stress! Learned that daily pain is unnecessary. My toes are gonna cry "Tee-hee-hee", all the way home. Thanks, Dr. Briskin; I can dance again!
    Judith D,
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Excellent service. Dr. Bob is fantastic!
    Dana M.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Doc Briskin was a great doctor and a straight shooter in the advice he gave to me. My toe/bone spur problem is greatly improved, and we shall see how far the healing process goes!
    David M.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Doctor did a fabulous job. My foot looks amazing! But most importantly, I have a very difficult time with anesthetic and I'm allergic to many medications, the doctor listened and took every step to make sure I had the best care with the anesthesiologist.
    Dawn K.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    I encountered very nice and supportive staff, and a doctor with a very welcoming attitude.
    Diego C.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The medical care (at UFAI) is the best of the best.
    Douglas C.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Briskin is fantastic. A great doctor, as well as a warm caring person.
    Elisa B.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    You are one of the best doctors, and have the best staff, that I have ever seen. If I ever have a serious foot problem, I'll feel so much better knowing about you.
    Beverly S.
  • CustomerSure
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I appreciate the thoroughness of care. Dr. Morris was very detailed in his explanation and options available. I am grateful for the time he took with me.
    Catherine R.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Wonderful doctor! Dr. Briskin is a genius! I love his physical therapy doctors and workers as well. Doesn't get better than this as far as treatment and healing is concerned.
    Jacqueline F.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I could not be more pleased with the care I received from Dr. Briskin and his staff.  I have complete confidence in Dr. Briskin and really appreciated his easy going manner.  I have ptsd and doing something as simple as going to the podiatrist can be difficult.   Here, I got friendly smiles and actually saw the doctor right on time.  And most importantly,  I received great care from Dr. Briskin!
    Lee J.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My toes are so happy, they're crying, "Tee-hee-hee all the way home", thanks to Dr. Gary Briskin.  He's perfect!  He solved a problem I've had for a long, long time.  For a few years, I've had to wear spongy "toe guards" and puffy tapes and so on, in between these 2 specific toes, because they were 'fighting for the same space" = rubbing against each other, creating very painful, red skin, blisters, callouses, etc.  I mean VERY painful--I couldn't make a single step at home or away -- with any shoes -- even barefoot -- without cringing.  The skin was so sensitive, I even had to wear the toe guard material in bed!  

    Voila -- a few minutes with Dr. Briskin's friendly and patient examination, followed by a gentle and artful callous trimming -- and one simple bandage -- and I'm walking pain free. Day, night, every moment, wherever I go.  No toe guards, spongy separators, etc. Whatever I'll need in the future, He'll be my go-to expert. Thanks, Dr. Briskin.     -- "jubidee"
    jyelp D.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very happy with the knowledge of Dr  Bob Baravarian.  After three surgeries by two different doctors he was able to relieve the pain and swelling.  The office and staff were always pleasant and very helpful.  I would highly recommend this office !
    Davey F.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Morris is a cool dude. No bullshit. Helped me work through my issues in what made most sense to me financially and really worked to not make sure I got the best value for what I needed at the time.
    Joshua B.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I am in process with Dr. Baravarian now for a chronic ankle problem, and am completely delighted to be in his care.  Both he ~ and the rest of the staff ~ are professional, courteous, helpful, and clearly are very very good at what they do.
    Whitney G.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    I attended one of the UFAI seminars by Dr. Morris and realized that the
    current treatment of my ankle injury from another foot & ankle doctor was
    not adequate which prolonged the problem unnecessarily.  Dr. Morris took
    the time to listen, diagnose, and answer many questions I had.  In
    combination of his treatment, suitable ankle support, and physical therapy
    sessions, which prescribed by Dr. Morris, I was able to heal quickly and
    could do what I love to do; play badminton, garden and walk with my
    husband.
    Margaux H.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Morris was great.  The whole staff was very responsive.  I came to this office, after having a bad experience with another podiatrist.  I live in Orange County, so every visit represents a long drive, but is 100% worth it.  I had the Tenex procedure done for Plantar Fascitis and I am recovering very well.  I work in the Health industry and did my due dilligence on this clinic.  This is the best clinic in Southern California.  Thank you Dr. Morris.
    Emilio R.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    A few months ago, I visited Dr. Baravarian for a foot ailment that I had been suffering from for a few years. After a couple of misdiagnoses and painful cortisone and alcohol injections. He was able to tell me I had a torn plantar plate and ligament of my second toe. I had previously been diagnosed with a second toe neuroma. We decided together that the only course of treatment was surgery to repair everything. A day after surgery, I was no longer in pain and (5) five days later I was able to see a marked improvement in the look and function of my foot and toe.

    Dr. Baravarian and his staff are warm, compassionate and professional. I am always able to get an appointment and I am seen in a timely manner. I have just recently referred Dr. Baravarian to friend, who has been suffering from painful ankles from years of playing sports. My friend had surgery to repair her ankle and told me she was very pleased with the outcome.

    I believe that the quality of a professional office is determined on how many people are referred and receive great treatment.

    Thank you, again! Dr. Bob....
    Tory~
    Tory R.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I had foot surgery here in November 2014 with Dr. Baravarian and as far as surgeries go, it was a pleasant experience. The staff is incredibly helpful and nice and Dr. Baravarian was great! I was given very thorough post-op recovery instructions and when I had questions, Dr. Baravarian would return my emails promptly. My physical therapy (with Gray) was also top notch and help my recovery tremendously. I would highly recommend this institute if you have any foot or ankle problems.
    Akela C.
  • Facebook
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Lindsay Mae Chandler is everything one would want in a Doctor. So glad I found her.
    Lisa S.
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