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.

3779 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    dr was professional and competent, but prefer Dr. Redcar
    Smith, K.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Briskin is the best!
    Teresa B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I trust Dr. Briskin to manage all of my foot care needs. He’s the best.
    Allison S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Appreciate you guys!!
    Ginger G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My appointment was cancelled during pandemic. Despite all staff insisting that I was cont acted, I was not, and drove to the appointment that was cancelled. A simple sorry for your onconvenience would have gone a long way. Instead all I got was an insistance that a "message" was left for me.
    Sharon S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I really appreciated all the care taken to carefully check in patients during this pandemic. Thank you!!
    Marina V.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great experience- I feel ready for my surgery!
    Laurie W.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have been going to see Dr. Saeedi for a few months now at the downtown location to deal with tailor bunion. Without hesitation, I can honestly say, Dr. Saeedi provides the best doctor- patient care I have ever experienced. I feel as though I am being greeted by an old friend every time I walk in, starting with the front desk to Dr. Saeedi, himself, who really goes above and beyond to make me feel comfortable, welcome, and fixes my issues with great follow up suggestions to always improve. He treats each patient with the utmost care, patience, and professionalism, I have seen this firsthand with how he handles others.

    I would highly recommend 10/10.
    Kevin B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Patients must have patience with their rehab and recovery.
    James M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    It was amazing to me that during the very onset of Covid when everything was so unsure I got personal texts from Dr. Bavarian. I really appreciated it because I was concerned about my infected foot.
    P.S. the Steelers surgical cap was a great touch on the day of surgery! Thank you Dr. Baravarian.
    Kyle P.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great Experience, amazing and helpful staff. Made my surgery run smoothly, thank you!
    Perla M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thanks for taking care of me during these trying times.
    Kathy B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Excellent and professional services
    Michael F.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Saeedie on my appt was excellent at his skill set and has the best patient compassion and follow up patient care I have ever experience UFAI is very lucky!! to have him on staff as a Doctor!!
    Robert R.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Baravarian is very knowledgeable. Caring. Concerned.
    James M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I feel like I’m in very good hands.
    Laura L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great
    Melvin J.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    I spent a very short period of time with the actual doctor. The current issue has been dealt with well. I was told to eventually come back and take care of another foot that may need work. I could have used a bit more information around the suggested future procedure. The why and the what ... otherwise, all was a pleasant experience.
    Joshua P.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great doctor
    Brisa W.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    3.5
    The office needs to do a better job between the front office and the accounting office
    1. I was charged with the cream I did not get.
    2. I was asked to pay the balance when I already took care of it a few weeks before

    I appreciated that the front office was quick to correct the mistakes after I mentioned them.
    Esther C.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Saeedie on my appts was excellent at his high level medical skill set and he has the best patient compassion and follow up patient care I have ever experience, UFAI is very lucky!! to have him on staff as a Doctor!! I would highly recommend Dr Saeedie to anyone in need of a foot Doctor specialist and make a appt at UFAI today for the best care!
    Robert R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have been seen on time every time and everyone I have dealt with has been wonderful. Great office!
    I have had an extremely difficult time getting an authorization due to DOL problems. I’ve called the office NUMEROUS times and Maria, the receptionists (and anyone else that has had to listen to my panic-stricken calls) have never been anything but patient and understanding. My calls are promptly returned and Maria has explained everything to me as we go. They have never even implied that I am causing an imposition. I can’t thank them enough for all the patience and help they have given me. I may have surgery in my future and I will be sure to write another review afterwards!
    Dawn S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I'm delighted with my visit(s) with Dr Baravarian and his associates. He is kind and explained everything to me in a way that made sense to me. I'm more than happy to recommend him and have already done so.
    Kristin G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I was very impressed by the quick response time when I called and emailed for appt. Also that I could be seen right away next day. Clean, well-run clinic. Very efficient. Thank you!
    Nancy L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    So far, all great! Thanks!
    Kathryn B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    All
    Great
    Linda S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I've always received the best care from your office. Thank you!
    Michael C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very pleased with my whole experience at Dr Bavarian office.
    Regina Z.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Not at this time.
    Shirley R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thanks for a great visit!
    Brandon C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thanks. For all the help
    James S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My insurance does not cover surgeries so I'm looking at new insurance options because will definitely be back to have the surgery in the near future.
    Janet C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    It was great care during the pandemic so my orthotics took longer than hoped for but the care is great
    David F.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My foot accident took place on May 28, 2020. The earliest appointment I obtained to see the doctor was on June 8. I was advised to take MRI on June 12. I left home in Long Beach early morning. At about 9:30 AM while I was in the vicinity of the Institute I got a call to postpone the MRI to Wed June 17. It was not acceptable to me because I was at the Institute on time, the pain from my foot was intolerable, and there had been no intervention to relieve me of pain. So I showed up at the Institute as per appointment and insisted to have the MRI. Alex "squeezed" me in! and the MRI was undertaken. Alex was very nice, but why all this: last minute changes in scheduling and no response to my swollen and painful foot for so long??? I am now looking forward to my Wed June 17 visit to decide a course of action. That is unless you folks change time at the last minute.
    Abraham K.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    No everything was fine as usual
    Laurie R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    You guys are great ,keep up the good work
    Isabel S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Had a great experience.
    Tamara S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Briskin, is by far one of the best doctors I’ve ever seen.
    Roy B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone were very friendly and professional.
    Thanks a lot.
    Anat K.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Baravarian repaired my Achilles tendon in May of 2005. On the CT scan, at the point of rupture, there was a 1.5 inch gap between the ends of my tendon and the ends were shredded.Soon after the surgery and rehabilitation I resumed playing tennis and I have played since then, for all those years, on regular basis, usually a few times a week. I've also been doing other kinds of exercise.  I never had a slightest issue with my tendon since the surgery.  I'm 66 years old now.I had several appointments with Dr. Baravarian.   First before the surgery and than follow ups after.  He was always nice, he was listening to my questions and always explained the procedures to my satisfaction. Jack S.
    Jack S.
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