Dr. Gary Briskin, DPM, FACFAS Patient Testimonials

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1678 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Got my foot surgery done by Dr. Briskin and follow up PT across the hall with Gray and these two are top notch. I had some hesitation with getting surgery on my feet after a bad experience in Burbank but I'm so glad I went with this office and this doctor. Staff is excellent.
    Simon H.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I saw Dr. Briskin two years ago for a sharp pain in the ball of my foot.  After x-rays, he diagnosed me with a fractured sesamoid bone.  He placed me in a walking cast for 2 weeks and saw me for a follow-up afterward.  I had custom orthotics that I had been wearing for 5 years.  They were old, but Dr. Briskin noted that my insurance had a high deductible and made repairs and adjustments to my existing orthotics to spare me from spending a lot of money.  I was grateful and was able to wear those orthotics for another year.  

    Last year, my sesamoid bone and the surrounding tendon became inflamed again.  I decided to get new custom orthotics made and I couldn't be happier with the ones made by Dr. Briskin and his team.

    I just saw Dr. Briskin today for a follow up on my ankle, which I fractured 2 months ago. He was as pleasant as always and positive.  Where another podiatrist in the practice mentioned the possibility of surgery at only 6 weeks post injury, Dr. Briskin (along with my orthopedic surgeon at Cedars) was not aggressive and informed me that it will actually take 6 months for the broken bone to completely heal.  He reassured me that everything was aligned in the right place and I just needed to be careful, and give it a total of 6 months to heal.  

    I HIGHLY recommend DR. BRISKIN and his staff!  He is THE ONLY doctor to see in this practice!
    Maya F.
  • Facebook
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    3.0
    Dr. Briskin is great. However, when it comes to any kind of brace or medical device that they are recommending, you should check on Amazon before purchasing.
    Eric H.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Until last Monday, my experience was positive. The only care i had was to treat my most persistent plantar warts. One week ago, I unfortunately slid forward into a cement step fracturing my big toe of my right foot. I had x-rays taken at a local Urgent Care. the doctor told me I had a fracture and taped it to my next toe. It hurt like crazy and worried me. I knew I needed to see my podiatrist specialist. I looked at the web site and wanted to schedule an appointment. I knew I needed to see the doctor the next day. I found the pop up box at the bottom of the web site and requested help through the text box. Steven is the Internet Patient Liaison who responded to me on Sunday evening. He sent me detailed arrangements for my visit to the office on Monday. That is great patient care.Dr. Briskin & his team took great care of me my entire visit. The fracture of the big toe has potential to impact other body parts without this great care. I'm on my way to healing thanks to everyone.
    Jean T.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    After suffering with a 20 year old ankle injury, I reluctantly agreed to consider PRP treatment. I was very skeptical that I could get significant results. I am ecstatic to report that after receiving two PRP treatments, in less than one year, I have days when I am pain free. The healing continues. I am looking forward to easing back into running. Thank you Dr Briskin and UFAI staff. I would recommend UFAI to anyone with ankle issues. The great outcome from two treatments far exceeded my expectations.
    Teresa C.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    University Foot and Ankle Institute is wonderful. Dr. Briskin is an excellent doctor; knowledge and takes time explaining issues. Listens well. I highly recommend University Foot and Ankle Institute.
    Lisa K.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I have been suffering from some nasty plantar fasciitis for some years now, and after orthotics and doing my own stretching, I was still in agony. Dr. Briskin, (who I call Dr. Chevy Chase, if you meet him you will know), has sent me to PT to see if I can get some relief before we get invasive and pull out the knives.  Now I am doing PT with the good folks there. I have had only 3 session, and already can feel the difference.
    Grey, and the rest of the crew are the sweetest bunch of folks as well. It's such a nice atmosphere, fun music playing, and lively conversations. I recently needed to change my appointment, and was worried that it was exactly 24 hours to the min when I called to change it, I said, " I know it might be too late, it's exactly 24 hours prior, but can I move my appointment?" Ali, or Ollie, (not sure which) said, "Well.... for you, ok".
    That's good costumer service.
    Sa W.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Briskin is amazing. He's been my foot doctor for about 3 years. He truly listens and is so down to earth. We finally figured out my latest issue, which is a muscle on my leg effecting my ankle. He ordered physical therapy and I feel 100% better. He's the best!!!
    Elaina B.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I started going to Dr. Briskin over 10  years ago when the practice was much smaller.  He took care of my problem (plantar wort) with such care and competence I was amazed.  Plus he has a great sense of humor. The office was spotless, and the staff was wonderful.  The practice is bigger now and as good as ever. I have been back several times for other small things and he has always been such a pleasure to deal with.  I have sent many people to him over the years and now my entire family goes to him for various things. The office takes medicare, they handle all the paperwork, and has always done a good job with insurance. Everyone there is a pleasure to deal with, exhibits intelligence, attention to detail and genuine concern regarding your issue.  I can't recommend the office enough.
    Carol B.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I was very happy to find Dr. Briskin and the University Foot & Ankle Institute. I had fallen and sprained one ankle and jammed up/possibly broken my big toe on the other foot. Ice, elevation, etc. worked fine and I was up and around in a day or 2, but my ankle stayed swollen and I still had some pain several weeks later. I'd also been dealing with planters fasciitis for awhile, so I figured it was time to find good foot doctor.

    I was able to get an appointment very quickly. The clinic is comfortable, my tech was very knowledgeable and friendly. Dr. Briskin is easy to talk to and very patient (I tend to run on when describing situations/symptoms). He explained why some symptoms might linger after a foot injury as well as conservative management of the plantars.

    I was appreciative that they didn't automatically require an x-ray or diagnostics other than Dr. Briskin's eye and physical evaluation, since I was ambulatory with little pain and really just wanted assurance that I was healing correctly. Same for the plantars...he talked about the possibility of orthotics and other treatments down the road, but wanted to make sure I started with the basics (which are working).

    I hope I don't have more foot injuries, but I'm glad I now know where to go if they happen.
    Lisa S.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Top notch!
    Dr. Gary Briskin is fantastic, and I have received excellent care from him and his staff for many years. I would never think of going anywhere else for my foot care needs.  I trust him and the institute implicitly. Sometimes as a type 1 diabetic I have urgent needs, and his staff is always very understanding and willing to do what's best for me as a patient.  Foot issues are never fun, but I almost look forward to my appointments!  It's a great office, thank you Dr. Briskin and the wonderful staff at University Foot & Ankle Institute.
    Carol C.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Wow
    What a great experience. From the front desk to doctor all in all I was very pleased. Dr. Briskin was very thorough and listened to all my concerns and my entire story about my foot pain. He examed my foot many times to figure out exactly what was going on because the x rays were clean. He asked many questions and was genuinely concerned for my foot pain. He gave me a cortisone shot and a I am returning in a week. This place is very busy. When I left the office was full this was around 2:30. My appointment was at 1:30. I will be recommending this place to anyone who has foot pain or needs great foot care!!
    kristen S.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I had been going to Dr. Gary Briskin for several years for minor foot ailments, chronic ingrown toenails, , bunion problems, custom shoe inserts, ( I'm a cinematographer and on my feet all day ).. Five years ago in Palestine I fell and broke a metatarsal bone in my foot. Fortunately I did not have it set there. When I returned to Santa Monica Dr. Briskin performed very successful surgery. My foot has been perfect normal ever since. He is a skilled surgeon as well as a great person. Always available, perceptive and full of interesting ideas.
    Paul R.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Until last Monday, my experience was positive. The only care i had was to treat my most persistent plantar warts. One week ago, I unfortunately slid forward into a cement step fracturing my big toe of my right foot. I had x-rays taken at a local Urgent Care. the doctor told me I had a fracture and taped it to my next toe. It hurt like crazy and worried me. I knew I needed to see my podiatrist specialist.

    I looked at the web site and wanted to schedule an appointment. I knew I needed to see the doctor the next day. I found the pop up box at the bottom of the web site and requested help through the text box. Steven is the Internet Patient Liaison who responded to me on Sunday evening. He sent me detailed arrangements for my visit to the office on Monday. That is great patient care.

    Dr. Briskin & his team took great care of me my entire visit. The fracture of the big toe has potential to impact other body parts without this great care. I'm on my way to healing thanks to everyone.
    Jean T.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    University Foot and Ankle Institute is an excellent comprehensive facility. Dr. Briskin is a wonderful Doctor and the staff is friendly and professional. The combination between the doctor's expertise and hardwork on my part, has enabled me to fully recover. Thank you!
    Lisa K.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Briskin operated on my toe to correct a hammertoe. He a very professional doctor and personable, as well.   The operation was not painful and was performed as outpatient surgery.  I followed instructions; continued with the recommended P/T for a few weeks following.  The P/T topped off a very successful surgery. The P/T staff at UFAI are fabulous.  Jason and Gray are the therapists who definitely know feet and ankles; staff Ari, Stephanie and  Erma are so caring and assets to the office.  By following instructions and receiving very good care, I am now as good as new!
    Rosemary B.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I've been coming to Dr. Briskin ever since my son was in elementary school (he's now 29). I don't think there's a better podiatrist on the westside. Dr. Briskin has always been caring, knowledgeable and professional. I recommend him to all my friends and family!
    Tina C.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Briskin and his team are outstanding. Friendly, timely, well organized, communicated very well making me feel completely at ease with my procedure. Highly recommend, thanks for the exceptional care!
    Justin G.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I always come here and see Dr briskin to get my orthotics he's a wonderful doctor great bedside manner doesn't play any games doesn't try and sell me anything. We get right to the point and we get it done my time is very valuable and I appreciate that Dr briskin appreciates that. I used to go to the other foot doctors to get orthotics and they would have me coming back for like 5 different visit they would tape my foot one week they would do this they would do that they would keep billing my insurance and it would make me so angry. they never do that at this office I recommend this office and dr. Briskin to all my friends and I've been going there for 6 years and I'll continue going there
    Eric A.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I am doing an update on my last review as I now have considerable time spent with Dr.Briskin and office. I was expeiencing foot and ankle pain that progressed for several months before I went to see Dr, Briskin.He took a conservative approach ( which I like) with PT first .After a few weeks and still some pain he wanted a MRI of my ankle. I said no way, I'm not going in that. He said he had one that only the foot goes in. I agreed , went to the Santa Monica center and sure enough onlly the foot went into the MRI. The staff there was great, kind compassionet, and made every effort to make me comfortable. The MRI revealed several areas of concern that I will be dealing with Dr.Briskin.I feel confident he will take care of my foot problems.

    The staff in Manhattan Beach are helpful and friendly. Tom especially always asist me with my needs. He is always smiling and a busy little bee assisting patients. Nancy at the front desk is very helpful too,I needed additional information that she readly furnished for me on two occasions.Some of what I needed was to come from another office, when I did not receive it, she was right on it and seen to it that I did.
    I can only say if you have foot or ankle problems this is the place to be. I will continue to post as time goes on with my care. If anything changes I will let you know.
    Josey V.
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