UFAI 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.

3587 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thanks
    Tina A.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr C was great!
    Julie D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Bavarian has a very humane side to him that evokes trust and safety for the patient. He explained my problem well and what he will do to remedy it. I will be emailing him a few questions and then set up the process for a future surgery. I was so happy and hopeful after meeting with him I was dancing on the moon!
    Karen Z.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thanks for all your help!!
    Leonardo S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Great office
    Natasha C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Briskin is the best. Nice office. Great physical therapy facility.
    Jesse R.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My dad has always been treat me well and with respect. They a very courteous and helpful with the patients.
    Zen E.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have been having issues with heel pain for years and nothing really ever helped for more than a couple weeks. Not the doctors here in Orange County, injections, physical therapy, ice, heating pad, stretching, nothing.

    My friend from LA has been trying to get me to go to LA for treatment from her doctor at UFAI. After visiting me for the weekend and me hobbling through a local farmers market, she made me drive back with her to see her doctor.  She was able to get an appointment for me on Monday for the next day to see Dr. Ryan Carter and we drove in.  

    Despite my negativity and general surly nature, the UFAI team was very nice. After filling out too much paperwork, Dr. Carter did an exam and ultrasound on me and told me my plantar fasciitis was a mess (duh!). He wanted an MRI, which I got in their office an hour later and then we met again in the afternoon.

    Yep, I was a mess.  And since I already tried physical therapy and everything else, Dr. Ryan suggested we try this newer procedure called Tenjet. It's a water spraying device that breaks up and removes the scar tissue inside the foot that they have had lots of success with. But it has to be done in a surgery center but they took care of all the insurance stuff and two days later I was back for it.

    It didn't hurt at all during it thanks to the miracle of drugs but afterwards, it did not really hurt either. It was tender but Tylenol did the trick. I was on crutches for a few days and then this Star Wars looking walking boot for a couple of weeks. And at Dr. Carter's recommendation, I also opted for physical therapy for recovery. The PT Team at UFAI was great, painful in the beginning but with only 3 weeks of PT, I was done and totally pain free.

    I am now three months out, just had my last checkup and I can honestly walk without pain. It really changed my life and according to my husband I am sooooooo much less cranky. I really did not realize how much this pain spilled over into other aspects of my life, but it guess it did. I am not sure who loves Dr. Carter more, me or my husband.
    grace N.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I always enjoy going to the Dr. Office. They always treat me well and with respect.
    Pablo M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone is caring, professional, informative, knowledgeable, dedicated and even fun. I enjoy coming here and am experiencing healing. Look no further for great physical therapists.
    Carol F.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Helpful and friendly staff, clear and effective communication by fellow and attending, would recommend this practice to others
    Anna G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Only complain, but hit has nothing to do with your work, is the traffic when getting to your office in Santa Monica.

    GT
    Gernot H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Only major pain point with therapy was always having to call in to make an appointment. Need to update your system to allow for online scheduling.
    Cambron M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Bob is a very skilled foot surgeon who makes you feel confident he can fix your foot issue.

    Once we agreed on surgery, he did exactly what he said he would do and my feet are healing nicely. Strongly recommend Dr. Bob.
    Paul D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    All good!!!
    Christina M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I am confident that I am in good hands, following the advice of the Doctor.
    Brandy A.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Carter has been taking very good care of me. He has been very thorough, reassuring, and professional. He guided me through my first surgery with confidence by explaining the procedure and its outcomes. He listened to my concerns, and had an experienced and complete answer for everything. He has ensured that I have everything I need, and has made my experience as comfortable as possible. I didn't once doubt that my care was in the right hands.
    DONOVAN C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone was great
    John D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Thank you for your helping my feet feel better soon.
    Supranee M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Briskin is great!
    Ashley H.
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