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.

3785 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I would recommend having brochures or writings prepared and handed to the patient regarding their (common) issue and the typical treatment plan etc. BASICALLY TAKE THE PATIENT OUT OF THE DARK. it helps the patient understand what’s happening and how long it will take for recovery etc.
    Michael K.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    He is an excellent dr
    Gwynne T.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Touching staff great . Past experience with front desk & appointment staff not patient friendly or supportive.
    Beverly H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Briskin is very smart, very friendly and very efficient - great doctor. . [Please don’t tell him this-don’t want him to get a big head. LOL. The young guys, Steven, John et al. are consistently xlnt as well, as are the front of the house ladies.
    Ernest D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Carter is fantastic! Very thorough and knowledgeable, and really listens to his patients. I really appreciated that he was willing to explain all of my options to me. Great doctor.
    Daniel C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thanks!
    Claudia G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Treatment was good.
    Dominick F.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I'll be in Jan 21st
    I'm presently dealing with an abnormal mammogram
    I wrote the long version. Hope you got it.
    Eileen T.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Nope
    Daniel S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    they were great!
    Robert L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Amazing service
    Eduardo G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The man who made the mold for my orthotics was great.
    Debra K.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I was very happy with the staff and Doctor.
    Bertha N.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Carter is understanding and gentle. He explained my condition and likely outcome clearly. I appreciate the speedy and pleasant care from Dr. Carter and all the staff.
    Pamela G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everything is always very well taken care of
    Caden E.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    My Postive Comments Here are about the Staff of the Physical Therapy Department ONLY.

    I continue to be frustrated as to how difficult it is routinely to get complete information out of the MD, Dr Baravarian. It was a Lengthy Dignosis 3-4 Months, which I understand in my condition is sometimes a difficult diagnosis. However I felt tangents were focused on by the brevity of Listening to Me and focusing All to Quickly on tangential comments. Once Diagnosed I find I have to greatly explore with other professional the full future IMPACT to Me of procedures that are being suggested such as PRP.

    Only recently discussing this with PT Therapist Gray, did I confirm my concerns that, if I might receive PRP in my Right Ankle, I will NOT be Able to Drive due to my Right Foot Requiring 2 Week Long Immobilization in a boot.

    These are facts, that it would be great for the MD to TAKE THE TIME to communicate as part of his discussion of PRP in my situation, so I can choose what is Best Set of Options for Me, and/or make the best set of preparations.

    I am always digging for the Facts with this MD, trying to get the Interns out of the communication stream, so I get most clarity possible.
    Peter D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very caring , professional!
    Mariam G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Briskin is excellent. Staff folks are well trained.
    Bruce R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Excellent service, facility and staff.
    Alexandra T.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    very friendly office. Entire staff is pleasant and helpful!
    Liza E.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    No comments. I understand the doctor Chan has left the group. I'm hoping to find somebody within the group to replace him.
    Betty S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    I expected to get work done on foot. But instead we ordered, still waiting, a foot/ankle brace for my feet. Hopefully it will go well.
    William A.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    I didn’t like dr. Bavarian attitude, he was late 40 min. And hardly talked to me for one min.
    But I did liked dr. Briskin , which gave me a lot of time and explained me the problem with my foot, he was wonderful
    Rachel R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The PT really helped my problem.
    Susan K.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Briskin and his staff are top notch. He believed that something was STILL wrong with my broken foot when no one else would. Everyone from Dr. Briskin, to the receptionist make you feel important and heard. Can not recommend them enough.

    And the physical therapists across the hall literally helped me walk pain free again. Gray and his magic hands are AMAZING. Both Gray and Tamra especially are the kindest and talented physical therapists EVER. They are personally invested in your recovery. Would absolutely recommend them over and over. I am actually a little sad that I am recovered enough to not have to see them anymore.

    I can never thank them all enough.
    Myra G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My first appointment went great. Glad I followed through with making an appointment and going in. My experience with other podiatrist and their staff have been awful. Glad I experienced what real care is for my foot.
    Amorena K.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Excellent treatment
    Terrill G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    lovely facility, great staff!
    Jane R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    everyone was nice as always. my situation was explained.
    Richard G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    thanks for fitting me in at year end!
    Dave B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    It was a good experience.
    Aurash D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I appreciate the professionalism by all the staff.
    Kristi Z.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I appreciated Dr. Briskin's knowledge of my condition. I have been to several other podiatrists, and none of them were able to diagnose what was wrong with my foot. Although I am not looking forward to the remedy, which will require a surgery, I am glad I found your practice and that you are able to take care of it.
    Thank you, Joyce Tyler
    Joycelynn T.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Doc said I was “fine” but I qualified for bunion study. Confused, Tried to ask about exercises & was told one I demoed was “for arch.” Well ok I think I have flat feet, so should I do it? Are ther other exercise I could do?
    Shirley H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The nurse is very informative & pleasant but the visits with the doctor are very brief. I mentioned ankle pain to him once, but was ignored.
    Generally a good experience with the exception of the 1st time I was injected.
    Apparently the device was wired incorrectly so they had to re-insert the needle which was very painful. Seemed the doctor was confused as to how the mistake happened or was trying to point blame on the nurse which was a little uncomfortable… why didn't he know exactly how it was to be wired?
    Rana N.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Super attentive staff. Wonderful doctors.
    Hava R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    nope...
    Karen F.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Ryan Carter is the best
    Brian S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Every single employee that I have spoken with or worked with has been the absolute definition of professional, patient, and extremely kind. My physical therapist, Tammy, is extraordinary!
    Corrine L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thanks
    Camille M.
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