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
    Would highly recamend
    Benjamin G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great care
    Keith B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Staff is very efficient and welcoming. not a minute is wasted.
    Maria R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I was always happy to see Dr. Briskin and the staff are very nice. However,when I had my blood drawn I was very unhappy. It hurt like hell! The young lady won’t be drawing my blood again. PRP shot.
    Karen B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Staff took care of me very well.
    Terry G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Parking is hard to find at our office
    Alfred G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Really liked Dr. Briskin.
    Staff very good overall.
    Lisa E.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Briskin is an excellent doctor who is very caring. I like that he is working hard to get the movement back in my foot using the least invasive methods. I’m always seen quickly and his staff is professional and friendly.
    Christina L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I would def recommend your office to a friend.
    Liana M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I'm so grateful to find Dr. Bob and UFAI. The previous 6 doctors I consulted didn't believe that I've had hammer toes since age six and that my feet have hurt from my earliest memories. Dr. Bob showed respect both for me and my feet. 10 days after surgery my feet feel better than they have for previous several decades.
    Deanna R.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Every time a person first meets a patient they should introduce themselves and say what their role is in the treatment. “Hi, I’m Joe and I’ll be taking your x-rays today.” I have found I have to ask
    John C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Good
    Mary S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Staff is always helpful and polite. Dr. B is terrific!!
    Jane Y.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I had suffered with Morton's Neuroma for over 7 years. I tried cortisone shots, orthotic inserts, alcohol shots and these treatments took the edge off, but they were never permanent. The past 2 years, the cortisone shots didn't work at all. I had been to 4 foot doctors before finding Dr. Baravarian. I had read good reviews about him and decided to try a new foot doctor. After hearing my story, he told me to stop getting cortisone shots as they were doing more damage than good. He suggested surgically removing the neuroma as I was one of the cases that conservative measures were not going to provide pain relief.

    I was concerned because I saw horror stories all over the internet of failed surgeries and of neuromas growing back. He assured me that his success rate was high and that if I happened to be one of the cases that it didn't work, he would come up with a course of action then. I drove him crazy with lots of emails, but he was always patient with me and responded quickly. I finally surrendered and decided to go forward with the surgery.

    When the surgery was over, he told me that the neuroma was much larger than he had anticipated, in short: that thing had to go! My recovery has been a lot easier than I thought it would be. He prescribed physical therapy for the first 4 weeks post-surgery. His P.T. team is fabulous! They helped expedite my healing and taught me so much about what I can do at home to help speed healing.

    I am at week 5 post surgery. I am wearing tennis shoes and riding my bike! The best part is, the neuroma pain and tingling is GONE! I never thought that the weird painful tingly feeling emanating from my right foot would be gone. I am still in the healing process, but I am optimistic that my neuroma nightmare is over. I highly recommend Dr. Baravarian for any foot issues. He and his team are awesome!
    Nancy N.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The office was very well run and the doctor saw me in a timely manner. No long waits!
    Laurie G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    We love Dr. Bob. He is so nice to my kids. He made a huge difference in my daughter's pain level. She never complains about her ankles anymore.
    Harlow L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    I often feel rushed out
    Catherine G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you so much for fixing my ankle! Thankss to Dr. Bob and everyone in the office for making the experience as painless as possible!
    Abigail I.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    I was not supposed to be charged for the Jan pickup of my orthotics. (The appt to get my orthotics fitted/made was in Dec 2017.) Dr. Briskin specifically assured me of that. Yet my insurance was billed and paid out. At this juncture it’s fine, but if I ever receive a bill for what the insurance company did not cover I will have serious issues and will insist that that amount be cleared from the books.
    Mary-Elizabeth M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone has been so helpful, especially my fabulous therapist, Lydia Salinas
    She is AWESOME!!
    Masaru H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    It was a very helpful experience
    Lauren S.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The care Dr Baravarian and his team provided me was simply the best. His diagnosis, surgery and follow up have resulted in my feeling better and being able to be more active than I have been in 7 years. I can't thank them enough.
    Craig H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    I'm very satisfied with the treatment I've received from Dr. Ryan Carter and the physical therapy team.
    Melissa H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    I didn’t like the fact that I had to pay extra money eventhough my copay is $70. They made me pay $300.00 which is not ok when I checked with my insurance. So it’s most likely that I won’t be back. I have been to 10 specialists on month of January and no one asked me to pay extra except your office.
    Talia G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Dr Bob rushed our time and it felt like he was ready to move to next patient within first minute. I know he is busy but you want to feel like a patient and not just a number.
    Paul H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I trusted the doctor and believed his diagnosis and recommendations. However, I felt rushed. If I hadn’t asked specific questions and for a specific diagnosis I don’t think I would’ve understood his conclusions.
    Rachel M.
  • Yelp
    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.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you. Everyone is great. I love the office. Everyone one is very helpful, kind and understanding. Bless you all! Gigi Booker
    Regina B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr B is the best but I do think there is some room for improvement with his staff.
    Kelly S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My care by Dr Baravarian and the entire staff was excellent!
    Craig H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Thanks
    Michael G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    would certainly recommend to others
    Susan L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    A good choice. I am happy to put my feet's health under his care. so far I am feeling in the right track of healing process.
    Farzaneh F.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I got ingrown toenail surgery with Dr. Carter and it was great!!! Can't recommend them enough.
    Jess W.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The appointment went great Doctor Carter and the whole staff were super
    David D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    quick service, professional environment and people and effective intervention!
    Mary T.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great experience
    Brian M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    A special thanks goes to Theresa for dealing with my Oscar Health Insurance to get the approval for the physical therapy visits.
    Fen F.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I had a great time there! What a fabulous environment! AND my foot feels better!
    Victoria R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I loved Dr. Carter!! And his nurses/PAs. Thank you!
    Jessica W.
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