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.

758 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.8 out of 5 Stars
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    The X-ray people were not always nice
    Sally H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. B is patient and has a very kind bedside manner.
    Marushka M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    everyone was very kind and helpful. although paying 71 dollars for taping my toe to the other toe seems a little extreme (this is why i generally dont go to the doctor, this is exactly what it said to do online, but i got worried. Next time i will spend 4 dollars on the tape myself.) I didnt go to my followup appt because i bought my own tape.
    Michelle K.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very happy with the attention I received from Dr Baravarian and his entire staff. Received the diagnosis of my foot problem and the remedy. Wait time was minimal, and Dr Baravarian spent as much time as I needed to answer my questions. Very friendly Doctor’s office!!
    Mary A.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    My ankle still hurts and it's possible only surgery will be able to tell why.
    Melinda A.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The 10's tell it all.
    Deborah R.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The only “complaint “ I have is that no one ever explained to me how to fit my brace into a shoe until this last visit. I did not understand that the sleeve was supposed to come off, this, finding it necessary to wear flip flops which I’m sure hasn’t helped my recovery. Bought some sturdy shoes that the brace fits in to
    Janet C.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Everyone in the office was very nice and very professional.
    Robin S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    The staff treated me, with respect and always do a good job clipping my toe nails, and any questions that I need answer they will answer them. THANKS!!!
    Archetta M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    So far I am happy with the level of professionalism from the Doctor and staff, and with care they have provided.
    Stephanie S.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thank you
    Nathan G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Staff and Doctors are extremely helpful and caring. Doctors always take their time with you and make sure you understand everything that is going on with you.
    Anita D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.5
    Great staff!
    Steven A.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I was very happy with Dr. Bavarian and my surgery. I have recommended many people to Dr. Bavarian, but I am not sure if they went thru with surgery.
    Monica E.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    would certainly recommend due to have second surgery soon
    Susan L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Recommending surgery was not the very best option for me.
    It could cause complications in the future.
    Kenny A.
  • Yelp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    1.0
    Dr. Baravarian misdiagnosed a simple issue. I came back a week later to show that the "callus" he diagnosed was actually NOT, and in fact I could see/feel that a second issue was beginning to form in the same exact area. Well, they tried to charge me for this second visit and after refusing and requiring his admin to speak to the doctor, they obliged.

    Upon seeing me, Dr. Baravarian's first question/comment was, "Did you leave a review?" I told him no and that I wasn't planning to (until today which is months after I initially saw him and after I got a second opinion). He proceeded to lecture me about how to not tell doctors that they "misdiagnose". A word which at the time I never used, I simply wanted my issue resolved. He then took a look at the issue and proceeded to tell me the first was an issue. He insisted that what I thought was a second forming issue was in fact a callus. He then used this as an opportunity to confuse the situation and say the "callus" was what I had him look at the last time I had seen him, and that he didn't misdiagnose me, and that I was wrong. Upon seeing another podiatrist today, they're in fact both issues. In addition, Dr. Baravarian did not treat me whatsoever and told me to use a home remedy. The other podiatrist treated me with acid to immediately treat the issue. Not sure why Dr. Baravarian didn't do this on my first visit, I can only imagine it was because he wanted me back for multiple visits to make more $$. At the end of my second visit, Dr. Baravarian ended it by asking me, "so, how much do YOU think I should charge you today?". I replied with "nothing". He was pretty mad at my response, so I asked if I had an issue that he missed the first time around. Again, he quickly tried to confuse the situation, rolling his eyes at me and stormed out of the office condescendingly.

    Both visits were no more than 4 minutes. After my first visit with him, I actually recommended him to my wife as she was having issues with cracked heels while she was pregnant... They charged her $200 because they pumiced stone'd her heel (way more than our copay). Her visit was also no more than 5 min.

    Will never go here again.
    Omar N.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I’m very happy to found him.
    His very professional listening to me
    Angela V.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Baravarian is the best. Went to another Podiatrist and wish I hadn't. Now I'm back with Dr. Baravarian.
    Jessica F.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Baravarian is an excellent surgeon and Dr. I have sent many people to him and I will continue to do so.
    Josh E.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Need more cookies in the waiting room!!
    Jeffrey A.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Quick appointment. Virtually no wait time to see doctor.
    Catherine P.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    We wouldn’t trust anyone else with our family’s orthopedic care!
    Nathan G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Good care staff and customer service. Thanks!
    Jacqueline Y.
  • Google
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    1.0
    I had quadruple bunion and neuroma surgery November 2017 and I have more pain now than I ever had before the surgery. I followed all post op instructions. I went to physical therapy. Dr. Baravarian says my feet look “perfect” in the X-ray but what good is that when my feet hurt so much!?
    Anne B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Thx for all your help
    Sima H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I asked for an application or whatever I needed to get a temporary disabled parking placard. I was told sure, but both the front desk and I forgot by the time I was given my paperwork and follow-up appointment. That was the only thing not perfect. But I was very happy with my overall experience and the care I received, as well as having my questions answered.
    Steven V.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I feel it’s better to give patients details of what was done. I got vague details & had to ask at follow up appts, e.g. #of hardware &where, after surgery foot cleanliness, (I had blisters entirely cover bottom of foot n kids all the skin, the smell was embarrassing) what to expect at 2wk intervals to give patient hope in healing and realistic expectations that it’s a long post surgery healing sp patience is needed. At 10 weeks I can finally walk on my foot with a supportive shoe.
    Grace G.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    Time will tell..
    For now I'm working on my recuperation..
    It takes more time than I thought and I really want to thank you all very much for taking care of me.
    Nadav L.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr Baravarian IS the best! Your staff is friendly and very helpful. Thanks for helping me get through a long painful time. Dave
    David I.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    It was quick, clean and my toe doesn't hurt anymore.
    Christopher B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Very informative staff. Very helpful staff they always make sure my message is passed on to the doctor. The doctors always makes sure we understand everything. Messages are always returned quickly whether it is by phone call or email.
    Anita D.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Dr. Bob is the best. Has always provided the best medical care.
    Karen F.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Always great service
    Leonard M.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I always recommend Dr B to anyone with a foot issue who has been suffering any kind of foot pain and hasn’t been able to get it properly diagnosed. He has helped my husband and many of my friends.
    Amy B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    4.0
    When I first met Dr. Baravarian, before my surgery, I was impressed with his professionalism and expertise, however the last couple of times I've seen him, my consultation lasted less than 5 minutes, he seemed very busy both times, and I felt rushed.
    Joanne K.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Every body is very nice.
    Grace B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Hubby & I really liked both doctor & assistant. We received direct, accurate, & compassionate answers to our questions. I especially liked the referrals.
    With that said, I do not know how the doctors or facility treat the diabetic foot or fungus, etc. I was not sure if the doctor or assistant examined my foot thoroughly for wounds, dryness, etc because I was more concerned about my husband at the time. They probably did, but I was tired. If the doctor/assistant could look at the patient directly and say, "I am going to exam your foot for wounds, etc. that would be great. Would Like your practice to treat neuropathy rather than chiropractors who are delving into areas they shouldn't. Also, you could have available an orthodic for $75.00 if the ins. co. does not pay for orthodics. My podiatrist does have that and it works well. Better than Dr. Scholls. At least it is something. Don't know where he got the orthodics. We will return for annual foot care. Only disappointment for me was that my hubby did not get orthodics because our insurance changed their policy. We will look into it. Thanks for your devotion to your calling. Mrs. Roberta Bakst
    Roberta B.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    Loved Dr. Bob and all the staff. Always helpful.
    Shelly H.
  • GatherUp
    University Foot and Ankle Institute
    5.0
    I love that clinic, everyone is so nice!
    Sandra H.
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