Sherman Oaks 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.

1,081 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.8 out of 5 Stars
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Great!
    David P.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Bob is a skilled surgeon with great bedside manner. His staff is wonderful!
    Stacy M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very good
    Christina R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very comfortable and doctor and staff were very professional.
    Mee K.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone shows kindness and willing to share information about the process
    Mary F.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very positive experience. Correctly diagnosed and the treatment plan was effective.
    Patricia O.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I am shocked at some of these reviews talking about them requiring a credit card to be on file. Even Cedars keeps my credit card and they bill charge for my deductible. This is how medicine works these days folks.I went here to get my ankle fixed and to end the pain I endured with every friggen step.  This is something  two other surgeons could not do. But Dr. Baravarian said he could and that is exactly what he did. He is a very busy guy, and I understand why, because he is that good. But he gave me the time I needed, had great bedside manner and confidence, which made me feel optimistic about having another surgery.What happened? He fixed my ankle and I can now walk pain free. Six months later I am starting tennis again, something other docs said I would never do again.Thank you Dr. Bob, I am forever grateful.PS.  please charge my credit card for my insurance deductibles as I am too busy living my life again to send you a check! :)
    Greg K.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I had a bunionectomy on May 2022. Dr. Bavarian and all his staff at the Sherman Oaks office and at the surgery center in Beverly Hills, are amazing! Professional, attentive, knowledgeable, and kind. My surgery went exceptionally  well. At barely 2 months after the surgery, I'm able to wear some of my regular shoes, and do my 3 mile walks with ease. I'm so grateful and satisfied with the service and attention i received.Thank you again Dr. Bavarian and staff.
    Norma C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Fast and efficient
    Ruth H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Problem with medicare but I think it's being handled. Thank you.

    Staff and doctor rock.
    Judy F.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    You guys are miracle workers. Other podiatrists had "treated" my plantar fasciitis by simply giving me custom insoles and telling me to do stretches, which didn't help much. Dr. Baravarian has a toolbox of innovative treatments that helped me make significant improvements with my plantar fasciitis pain. I will be forever grateful!
    Rigoberto G.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    You guys are miracle workers. Other podiatrists had "treated" my plantar fasciitis by simply giving me custom insoles and telling me to do stretches, which didn't help much. Dr. Baravarian has a toolbox of innovative treatments that helped me make significant improvements with my plantar fasciitis pain. I will be forever grateful!
    Rigo G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I was seen by Dr B’s “fellow” since he was out of office and I felt like I received very good attention and information relating to my care.
    David F.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    They were Kind, polite , professional and efficient
    Camilla C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very comfortable feeling and felt taken care of.
    Agnes T.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I got good explanations of what my condition was and what I needed to do to treat it which is something that was badly needed. I hadn't ever gotten that before for my foot so I'm grateful for that.
    Eric H.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    It was an informative doctor's visit where I I got good explanations of what my condition was and what I needed to do to treat it which is something that was badly needed. I hadn't ever gotten that before for my foot so I'm grateful for that.
    Eric H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Bob is an outstanding foot and ankle doctor! He has helped me on multiple occasions including a recent broken ankle. Dr. Bob is the best! Additionally, thank you to all of the staff. Sincerely, Howard.
    Howard R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My first visit seemed rushed and I didn't think I would return. However, I gave it another try and was pleased. Dr. Bob suggested some important modifications in my orthotics. Other podiatrists told me they couldn't help me. My problem continued for decades. Thus far his suggestions are making a difference. I would highly recommend him.
    Myron D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Always feel comfortable and trust the outcome of my visit
    Zev G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Professional, friendly, good communication, not long wait for appointment or to see doctor when I arrived for appointment. Convenient office to my home.
    Marsha N.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    I think this doctor is great I’m an actress and I’ve got a film to do and I was all nervous and speaking over him just telling me to give shots because that’s what some other podiatrist did and he really is knowledgeable and just wanted to help me I was an LPN 20 years ago so that perspective I knew he had a great bedside manner and knew what he was talking about he’s trying to get me an MRI and then will know where to go from there. I thought he was mean at first but he had to be stern with me because I wouldn’t shut up and he really really is a caring Doctor Who knows his stuff. He looked at my feet and knew everything and said I was healing and getting better but he needed an MRI to see the damage to my ankle before he could give me any shots and I completely agree I highly recommend him
    Melissa B.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    My first visit with Dr. Baravarian did not go well because the office was very busy. When I returned he gave me considerable attention and is helping me to deal with a foot problem that I have had over 30 years. Other podiatrists have told me that they could not help me. I believe he will help solve my problem. I would highly recommend him.
    Myron D.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Bob (Babak Baravarian) remains the best podiatrist I've ever had! I recommend him to anyone I know having feet problems, as well as people who are having issues and need a new opinion. The office is so helpful, every single person, I'm almost always able to get in to see him within a week (very rare with some doctors!) and I am always so pleased with our visits. He asks about older issues and covers new ones completely. When he can, he looks out for my best financial interest, and helps give advice with the process. I remain in his exceptional care since 2003, he will always be the best. I love recommending him and hearing back how much he helped and what a positive experience my friends have. The very best in my opinion!!! I've had plantar fasciitis now in both feet, loose ankles and sprained ankles, and the shoes he recommends for all lifestyles are spot on. He's also the best bed side manner for me, as I hate needles and I've had a few shots with him. He's so kind and patient. Wonderful doctor and staff I highly recommend!!
    Cheryl W.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very organized and helpful experience!
    Guadalupe B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very positive experience, as always. Dr Johnson is a professional, personable and concerned. I appreciate him
    Bruce T.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    There is very few doctor offices where I get in at the time of the appointment. Great job! The doctor and his staff has assured me I am good hands. Thank all of you for great customer service.
    Kevin N.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    It was good...good treatment and great people
    Selvin E.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Appreciate the expertise
    Jan K.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very happy with Dr. Johnson
    Deborah T.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I was very comfortable and the entire staff an physician were extremely patient. I left the office feeling well-formed and confident that my foot issues will be resolved under their care.
    Michael W.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I trust dr. baravarian with my precious feet.
    I was a good experience.
    Andrea D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Excellent, so far. I had a feeling this was the right place to properly diagnose me, I was right! The staff is friendly and helpful, and my doctor is stellar; knows what he's doing and knows the right path forward. I completely trust that my situation will be rectified in a matter of months, and that my doctor will guide me, take the right steps to get my foot back on track.
    Gail B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr, Baravarian is the best. The staff is excellent. I feel very comfortable and welcomed every time I’m there. Overall, my experience there has been very satisfying.
    Joel A.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I met with quite a few Podiatrists before I chose to have surgery on my foot.  I needed to have corrective surgery from when I broke it 10 years ago.  As soon as I met with Dr Baravarian, I knew that I had met the Dr I wanted to work on my foot.  He explained everything in detail, his assessment was honest, and once I got my surgery done, I was extremely happy with the results.  Him and his associate, Dr Johnson, were both very attentive to me before and after the surgery.  All my follow up visits were pleasant and their staff is also very friendly.  They don't waste your time waiting to be called in for your visit like other doctor office's do.  They are all on top of their jobs.  Thank you for making a nerve-racking experience (the surgery) and pleasant one.  Keep doing what you're doing.  I highly recommend Dr Baravarian's office.
    Marlon M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    It was an informative doctor's visit where I learned a lot and made some important life changes.
    Eric H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The Doctor was knowledgeable and professional. A very kind, and concerned Doctor.
    Gloria R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Expert treatment
    Tatiana L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The staff is superb. All of them. Dr. B is super nice and does every thing in his power to help me with my foot problem. Very happy but, not to happy when I have to drive from Glendale to Sta. Monica. But it’s worth it to be treated with care. Gracias
    Maritza G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone was courteous and caring. The dr was on time and thorough in his exam, his explanation of my diagnosis and treatment. I was very impressed as well as very satisfied.
    Bruce T.
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