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.

3784 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great experience!
    Phil N.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Scheduling over the phone is difficult and takes way to long. Over the last 2 years I've had several messages not returned at all when trying to schedule an appointment. Staff (Alex I believe) at the Simi Valley office is excellent! But, calling and getting to the Simi office line is near impossible when calling to schedule an appt. Probably out of your control, but the doctor turnover is a bit odd as I'm on my 3rs doctor already. All 3 have been great and nice, but continuity is preferred. And, more available days at the Simi office is needed to keep patients. Having a storefront office in a high exposure area is great, but then disappointing when it's only open 2-3 days a week.
    Thank you
    Douglas D.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I had a really great experience. The doctor was very helpful in outlining the options for my conditions.
    David H.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Ryan is thoughtful, careful and supportive
    Sheila M.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Redkar is a magical human being. There is no equal.
    Jonathan D.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Carter operated on my ankle and was extremely thorough throughout the entire process from pre-surgery to full recovery of motion. I highly recommend him to anyone needing foot or ankle surgery.
    Melissa H.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Finally! My resistant plantar warts are finally gone! Dr Briskin did followup until he was sure they were really gone. Thank you so much for your care.
    Jean T.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Staff is very kind and very knowledgeable. Doctors are very helpful and very caring. They take their time with you and give you a thorough explanation of what is going on with you. Would never go anywhere else that's how much I trust them.
    Luke D.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great team!
    Elizabeth H.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very happy with Dr. carter
    Shirin S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Staff I dealt with were caring, accommodating and LISTENED when I expressed needs. Very professional, patient (essential when dealing w the aged) and KIND. I am grateful to them all.
    Valarie D.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    UFAI is just the best. There couldn’t be a better doctor than Dr. Cater or a better human being.

    All the personnel working in PT are all skilled and knowledgeable
    people. They are a joy to be around.
    Gralin J.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Cheli (or Shelly) in Scheduling (who also handles Disability) is really thorough and professional. The woman at reception at the Sherman Oaks office is always cheerful and helpful. I'm very happy with Dr. Bob and have already recommended him.
    Charles F.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I’m all was well taken care of
    Jennifer S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone has been so wonderful through the entire procedure from surgery till I was up and walking. Dr.Briskin has always been so helpful, answering my many questions and reassuring me. He is great.
    Nancy C.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Nerve damage from entering the exact same spot the surgeon before entered. There is a big scar there and if I touch that area a little electric spark goes through my foot. Thankfully, the functionality is fine. Just having been double or triple scoped in the exact same spot may be a bad idea for future patients. Always go in gentle and in a spot where another surgeon had not damaged it already in the past. Overall dr. Carter is probably the best at diagnosing and also performance. Minus the one issue of knicking a surface nerve.
    Zachary K.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you
    Nancy F.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Fantastic care.
    Michael S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Briskin was amazing -- his expertise and his manner. He resolved my emergent situation in a confident, swift, and stress-reducing way. I was
    totally pleased with the outcome.
    Likewise, the staff was a pleasure -- yes, everyone cared for me 'very well.'
    Naomi T.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I know I am in the best care however Sometimes I feel very rushed in my appt. It makes me panic to try to think of all my questions and inevitably I forget some. That is honestly something I HATE when going to dr office.
    It’s the only thing I would complain about and if I recommended Dr Baravarian to someone I would just tell that person to be ultra prepared when going into the office.
    Ivan S.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Carter fixed what 2 other surgeons failed to do. Removing metal, and actually cleaning up the cartilage and ligament damage. Whereas the surgeons before hand left me immobilized and only took care of the bone break. Bones heal, but the ligaments and what not need serious treatment right off the bat. Luckily I was helped. Only issue is that now when I touch the entry point of the scope, I get an electric spark throughout my foot. So maybe some minor surface level nerve damage.
    Zack K.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    This is for Dr. Carter and his office staff. Prior to my appointment, all of his staff was knowledgeable, responsive, and friendly. Dr. Carter has a great bedside manner and completely put me at ease about my procedure and future treatments. Thanks so much!
    Sara P.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    All the staff was friendly, professional and accommodating.
    Clymie A.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very thorough testing and explanation of my issue. Also pretty prompt with both of my appointments which I greatly appreciate.
    Andrea G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very thorough testing and explanation of my issue. Also pretty prompt with both of my appointments which I greatly appreciate.
    Andrea G.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thought the appointment was thorough, and doctor well informed on the issue.
    Jane R.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    They fit me in between appointments so it was a quick visit. They wanted all my paperwork aligned with payment and it felt like that was the focus and not my foot.
    Anna M.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have recommended the institute to a couple of people. Don't know if they called or not.
    Felicia R.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My son had a recent surgery there and I cant say enough about the level of professionalism and client service.  The Doctor (Dr. Carter) was incredibly knowledgeable, kind and his response time to questions was faster than any other Doctor we have dealt with.  He was extremely kind and patient with my son who has a rare neurological disability which makes it difficult to communicate with him.  Dr, Carter was flawless and worked with my son to make him comfortable.  Everyone in the office who I encountered was kind, professional and patient with my many questions.  I highly recommend them.  Five star service!
    Laura K.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Feeling better. Thanks
    Robert N.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The office is so well run -- very efficient. And the staff, and Dr. B., are wonderful with their help and attention.
    Laurie G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very nice environment
    Jose I.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Carter was the most attentitive doctor I have ever had. He is very personable and knowledgeable. He was responsive on emails and every question or concern I had was answered promptly. Overall good experience.
    Jonathan H.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great work
    Jill G.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    No...
    Lorraine F.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone is super friendly and helpful and professional. Fingers ( and toes!) crossed for a good result.
    Andrew H.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone was lovely though the wait is quite long.
    Adam G.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Briskin is the best!!!!
    Adam K.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Will always recommend Dr. Redkar!
    Sara K.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    The only problem was not being told by the doctor or surgery scheduler that if i need an implant in my foot that my insurance would not cover it. I only found our 4 days begore my surgery from the surgery center ,not the office, that it would cost me $3,200 if i got the implant. This should have been told to me from day one before i scheduled the surgery
    Catherine S.
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