UFAI Santa Barbara 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.

277 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very good at scheduling.
    William L.
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    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very happy with Dr. Johnson and his staff.

    A bit frustrated with the phone service though.....
    Ron W.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    nice office, friendly, seemed genuinely interested.
    Alison B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Good doctor
    Kim D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The office was pleasant and both the doctor and the receptionist did their job well
    Maria B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Highly recommend. We were very pleased! Dr. Johnson was so helpful.
    Micah S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    i absolutely hate the way you have your phone system set up with the offices. I cannot have a conversation with my doctor directly and it is very upsetting. It makes me think a couple of things:
    1) you do not trust the doctors office to take care of the patients directly and you want to have your hands on everything? It just doesn't work.
    2) I feel its very unprofessional to not be able to reach my doctor when I want to talk to him. I am having this issue now and asked that I get the number for the Doctors office I was told no, I couldn't have it, what is that all about. Control perhaps?
    The receptionist said someone would call me back, my situation is time sensative due to my starting a new job.
    3. If you do not change how you handle this I will not be recommending anyone to this service, even though I love Dr. Johnson, he is very kind informative, and thorough. I also love the receptionist at the office.
    How do you think your doctors feel?
    its very off putting. And makes me think of big corporations who like the money and dont care about taking care of the customer. Having someone else on the phone who does not know the situation makes it really difficult.
    Gloria R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Like doctor very much and stuff Jessica very curtesy and very nice will recommend doctor to family and friends ❤️
    Graciela A.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Provided a lot of info and options
    Nancy M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Honestly, great!
    !
    Mario V.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I’m driving from LA to Santa Barbara to work with him. Think that should tell you something. I’ll be following up with him on Wednesday.
    Ruth F.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My feet and toes were very sore. He was very careful in cutting my nails. He explained everything he did.
    Dennis C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very thoughtful and helpful
    Jeremy H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Johnson was a lot of help for my problems!
    Lynn A.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The staff and Dr Johnson were friendly prompt and professional. Very much appreciated Dr Johnson and his slow approach to addressing my foot pain. I don’t want to jump to therapy and his suggestions to try different options before we go to surgery is much appreciated. Nice calm atmosphere in the office too.
    Kathleen S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Amazing place. Definitely recommend. Even their inserts are better quality than other foot doctors I have been too.
    Maricruz G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you.
    Michael N.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I appreciated the way both Dr. Johnson and the woman at the desk took care of me.
    I really liked that Dr. Johnson took x-rays of both my feet, even though my problem was only one foot, and showed them to me adding explanations. I liked that Dr. Johnson recommended two brands of shoes I might wear to help my condition. The shoes allowed me to walk. I liked that he had visited the PT facility he recommended. The PT person was wonderful and skillful, knowing what to do for my not-so-usual condition (attached facia). Thank you.
    Sharon S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The doctor made my visit an enjoyable occasion and I will definitely refer friends and family to him in the future
    Victor B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My issue was completely resolved and the doctor was a great communicator.
    Sean M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Johnson and his staff are exceptional! I am so incredibly thankful to have them in Santa Barbara, as my trips down to L.A. locations were a hardship on us. Dr Johnson was totally knowledgeable about my very painful foot issue, provided an immediate solution that has worked for months now, and was professional, caring, and friendly! A wonderful combination of exceptional care and awesome customer service! Thank you so much, Dr Johnson, and an enthusiastic welcome to Santa Barbara!
    Barbara B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Johnson saved me from so much pain no matter what shoes I wore. Starting with removing the painful callouses then onto new orthotics.
    He patiently helped me choose shoes that were appropriate for my feet (which also affects by back)!! I have full confidence in Dr. Johnson!!
    Sharon B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Johnson is GREAT, he went above and beyond to deliver excellent care and advice! We’re sooooooo happy and thankful that you’ve reopened the Santa Barbara UFAI office and so glad you have Dr Johnson there to expertly help the patients. We’ll spread the word all around town! Thank you!!!
    Barbara B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    It was a very good experience. Everyone -- from Dr Sircar to the staff -- was friendly and helpful. Although it was my first visit, yet I felt as if I was a regular visitor. Especially, Dr Sircar had an amiable disposition, due to that -- despite my first ever meeting with him -- it was like I was talking to one of my family member. And on the diagnostic side, the doctor checked me and explained everything in a very easy and in the layman's language. In a nutshell, it was a very satisfying experience!
    Bhatti Z.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Very good for first meeting/appointment
    Donald J.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you my experience was very pleasurable with Dr. Sibcar!
    Donald W.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Good
    Jon B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Fantastic Podiatrist! Great bedside manner! I'm so glad I made an appointment with him!!
    Kirsten T.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Sircar is very knowledgeable and personable. I plan on returning for regular appointments.
    James J.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I really enjoyed interacting with the staff and the doctor. Cool people.
    Ted M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    everything was good. Thanks, Eugene
    Eugene M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very good
    James M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very Professional
    Charles C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    I very much appreciated the attentiveness and professionalism of UFAI Santa Barbara, including both doctor and staff. I was not rushed or pressured into any decision, but given many options and the pros and cons of both. The assistant was able to contact my insurance company and determine coverage before any decisions were made, which was really helpful!

    More of a recommendation than a critique: apparently, the vast majority of doctors in Santa Barbara are connected to the Pueblo Radiology Medical Group (https://www.puebloradiology.com/), which facilitates transfer of x-rays and other medical imaging between health care centers and professionals in Santa Barbara. The x-ray center at UCSB Student Health was extremely surprised that UFAI was not connected to this system, and while I was able to get a CD of my x-ray and bring it in to Dr. Sirkar, UFAI should consider looking into this for your SB location.

    Thanks so much!
    Emily S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    i like the doctor. he is thorough and makes hos patient fell at ease
    Yvone B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I loved my experience here; everyone was fantastic. Would highly recommend.
    Nathaniel M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very good doctor and staff
    Thomas L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    wonderful service
    Ronald B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    As I have said before, I’m very satisfied with my care at this facility.
    Maurice S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Excellent care. Terrific podiatrist.
    Ray B.
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