We are committed to providing exceptional patient comfort and convenience when you choose our practice for your foot and ankle needs. Please see the information below to help you prepare for your visit.
Click to request an appointment or simply call us at (310) 651-2366
Fill out your paperwork through our online Patient Portal before your appointment, saving significant time.
Or Print and fill out conventional paper forms below, and bring them to your appointment.
Parking is available in the building. In order to keep costs low to our patients we do not validate.
There is metered parking on the streets and public metered parking garages on South Santa Monica Blvd.
There is FREE 2 hour parking on Bedford Drive, 1 block East of the entrance to the building, at the corner of South Santa Monica Blvd. and Bedford Dr.
We participate with many insurance plans. Please contact our office for more details and we will be happy to assist.
For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
The most difficult hurdle has been met once the decision is made to visit the specialist. Making an appointment over the phone or online is a seamless experience. The highly trained and courteous staff will accommodate the patient’s needs. The patient will have the opportunity to fill out their “paperwork” online or at the office through their secure and personal Patient Portal. We strive to make the initial visit and wait time to see the doctor as timely as possible.
The remaining process of meeting with the doctor, receiving a diagnosis, and eventual treatment, should be easy and comfortable. The patient will have the opportunity to discuss with Dr. Soomekh the history and state of their problem. He will take the time to listen and ask questions to get to the root of the condition. After careful communication, a thorough examination will be performed with a hands-on approach. The clinical exam will focus on the area of concern and will involve a global analysis of the lower extremity and body in order to analyze potential contributing factors. Both feet and ankles will be examined and a gait analysis may be performed.
Once the examination is complete, Dr. Soomekh may choose to use one or more different diagnostic tools he has in his office to aid in the proper diagnosis. If needed, low dose digital X-Rays or 3D CT Scan specific for the lower extremity, will be taken and read and shown to the patient by the doctor. Ultra modern Diagnostic Ultrasound may also be used in the office to examine soft tissue problems. Dr. Soomekh will take the time to provide a detailed explanation of the diagnosis and its etiology.
Now that there is a working diagnosis, the doctor will offer the patient a customized treatment plan. Dr. Soomekh strives to offer several conservative treatment options whenever possible. Some of these include simple rest, with time, and use of anti-inflammatory therapy, physical therapy, custom molded orthotics, or use of an advanced protective walking boot, casting with crutches, or cortisone injections. Follow-up visits will be scheduled in a manner pertaining to the individual’s diagnosis and healing rate.
In the cases where conservative options have failed or are not available, the doctor will offer state-of-the-art surgical treatment options. Surgery of the foot and ankle is highly advanced and specialized and should be performed by skilled and experienced surgeons.
Dr. Soomekh is experienced in all aspects of surgical care for the foot and ankle. He has access to and has been trained in the use of the latest equipment and surgical techniques. Determining the correct procedure for each patient will not be not solely based on the diagnosis, but will involve careful consideration of factors such as the patient’s age, needs and expectations, activity level, work life, home life, bone quality, and other health conditions.
Dr. Soomekh will follow the patient throughout the recovery period until a full return to normal activity and lifestyle.
We welcome the opportunity to help you get back on your feet!