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I would like to thank my therapist Ned Andrews for all the work he did to ensure I did not need hip replacement surgery. Thank you!
Dianne Travis-Teague
Dr. Sovilj has been my primary care physician for over ten years and her professionalism, attention to detail and diligence continue to amaze me. She does not miss a beat - always and I do mean always a step ahead of any problem. I am forever grateful. Thank you Dr. Sovilj.
I love the customer service I got from Cardiology. They made me feel comfortable from start to finish. Scott and Suzanne were the ones that attended me with care. Thank you!
I received the ultimate customer service from the staff, nurse and doctor. I will always feel comforted and optimistic about receiving the best treatment available when I need their services again.
Wow! Thank you so much for the prompt, very personable care. I showed up early and you were able to accommodate me. Everyone was friendly, kind and competent! Thank you!
I had to drop in and purchase HMR products and the staff was so helpful and lovely. It made the experience most enjoyable. They were also full of great information and helpful hints!
Jacqueline Gaytan, receptionist is always friendly, welcoming and polite. She is an outstanding representative of Sansum Clinic. Also Roberto Gurman, Medical Assistant, is always courteous and professional. Thank you for the great health care service.
The staff at Lompoc Urgent Care is very compassionate. My family is very satisfied with your staff. Thank you for all you do!
I was extremely impressed with the training session I had with the dietician. Gerri French was very knowledgeable, informative and careful to consider concerns and needs of the patient before engaging in her basic instruction. She was personable and sensitive to the emotional sensitivity of the patient.
When Karen answers, we know for sure that we are talking with someone who will do everything possible to help us. She is that human contact everyone needs when there is a problem or when we just need to reach our doctors. She is a jewel.
The best personalities and care I’ve ever had and after 56 years that’s saying a lot. I love this place!!
I had a bone density with Farrah and a mammogram with Lisa. Both of them were so knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I would never go to any other place since we have respectful, hard working, knowledgeable people like Farrah and Lisa at Sansum. Thanks to both of them. Awesome, great service.
I am so pleased with the professionalism and the care. The staff at physical therapy are always courteous. They handled the issues I had so well and provided a very warm and loving environment!
My therapist Alyson was friendly, caring, knowledgeable, and smart as well as a great listener!
Dr. Meyer has been taking excellent care of me this year. During the last 30 years I’ve been to several podiatrists and nobody has helped. I am so happy to have found a good doctor. Thank you!
I received the highest quality of care from Jessica Alvarez and Brian White during my referral process. This was a sensitive appointment and they both showed me compassion and great customer service. They both went above and beyond. Thank you!
I would like to thank the entire staff of Sansum Clinic for the excellent medical care I received recently at your various facilities. Starting with Dr. Zmolek who repaired my torn rotator cuff and the staff at the Pesetas Lane clinic who took care with scheduling and paperwork. I was treated with patience and kindness. After surgery I was referred to the Sansum Physical Therapy Department. Due to excellent treatment I received at the facility from the physical therapist and the rest of the staff, I am happy to report my shoulder has been brought back to useful condition. I feel very fortunate to live in an area where excellent medical treatment is readily available. Thank you!
Thank you all for your hard work and dedication! You are all wonderful and we love to see you all when we come. Everyone makes us always feel so welcome. The staff is so kind and understanding. They always greet us warmly on the phone and in person. The nurses are all very helpful and comforting. It makes me feel good knowing I can always call for any reason and I will get a quick response as well as genuine concern. I also love when the nurses call me back a few days later to check on how my kids are feeling. You have a wonderful group of people! Keep up the great work! We appreciate all you do!
Dr. Wilson and his assistant Paula are both wonderful. I had a biopsy done and Paula held my hand, told me what was happening, then made me comfortable. She is so caring and friendly. Dr. Wilson is very informative and thorough. I came to him off a recommendation of a coworker and he was a second opinion doctor for me since I didn’t care for the first doctor I went to. Please give them both gold stars!!!
I had a Stereotactic Needle Biopsy at Pesetas Lane Radiology. I particularly want to praise and thank the radiology technicians for the care and compassion they gave during what is an awkward and uncomfortable procedure. I don’t think I could have had a better team.
Your staff is very helpful and kind. They make your urgent care a nice place to come for care. I couldn’t ask for a nicer visit.
Dr. Stuart Segal was very professional and kind. He was thorough in reviewing my medical history and examination. Dr. Segal took the extra time to explain the disease process of arthritis and the possible best choices of treatment available to me. He also completely answered every question that I presented to him. I left his office feeling extremely confident of his professional expertise. He made me feel as if he was not only concerned about me as a patient, but as a human being as well.
I was seen today by Brant Richardson, PA. He not only gave me a very thorough exam but also listened and shared. I feel that my needs were met in a caring and thoughtful manner. In fact the entire staff from reception to nurses and pharmacy staff are very nice, warm and caring. I will recommend Sansum Urgent Care to my family, friends, clients and acquaintances.
Dr. Haq is an asset to your group. He is most pleasant, knowledgeable, courteous and helpful. He deserves the highest compliments!
I have been seeing Martin for several years now, he has been providing my orthopedic care in conjunction with Dr. Gainor, and he is awesome. I receive injections in both knees routinely to buy time needed before they can be replaced....shots are something I have run from all my life due to fear. Martin has gained my trust and administers my injections, as smooth as silk. I have no anxiety or apprehension prior to my appointments thanks to his skills, compassion and care. Thank you Martin...I appreciate all you have done and continue to do for me!!!!
I am incredibly impressed by Dr. Heather Terbell. Not only did I not have complications with a surgical procedure, but she took the time to answer every question in the office visits. She was quick in responding to my email questions also. Because of her professionalism, I was able to enter outpatient surgery without anxiety.
Great service, warmth and caring attitude. Dr. Andrew Mester does a great job of taking care of my ears. He is a sincere, caring professional. Thank you for being there when I need you.
Compliments to Dr. Leonard Yee, he gives excellent care.
Gold stars to Dr. Little.
We are regular patients at Sansum and have been seeing various doctors for at least 25 years. Our primary care physician is Dr. Marta Sovilj. We absolutely love the Clinic. Our appointments are always taken care of in a timely manner. We are very pleased with the promptness of getting results. Thank you for the opportunity to sing your praises.
This letter is to Dr. Petrini. Thank you so much for all you have done for me. Loretta and I feel so fortunate to have you as one of my physicians the past 12 years. I knew I could call you anytime and get thoughtful and professional advice. The round trip from our home to Sansum gets more different each time and now my condition seems to be stable and reactive. Thank you again, I owe you a lot. It has been a pleasure to know you and be your patient.
Dr. Jeff Hadsall is always helpful and gets me in as soon as possible. I trust his judgment and advice.
I would like to thank Dr. Hadsall, Dr. Petrini and Dr. Braganza for listening to my concerns with sincerity and diagnosing and treating my health issues with thought and expertise. I plan to return to Sansum for all future health concerns.
The team at Urgent Care should be commended for their professionalism and good spirit. Thanks for making Urgent Care a pleasant experience.
A special thanks to Dr. Carin Craig. She is always a great listener and she always responds with additional helpful advice. Everything is always handled with professionalism and with great courtesy.
Dr. Anderson was kind and helpful and professional. He is a wonderful person.
Dr. Cathy Straits has given me excellent care from day one. She is caring, smart and offers a wonderful atmosphere when I set foot in her office. She fits me in when I need urgent care. It is her knowledge that is keeping me well.
I had the best doctor experience ever. Dr. Kernoff was an angel, she listened to my issues, was very helpful and made me feel very comfortable. I pinched myself afterwards thinking this must be a dream, thank you.
Just a note to thank Dr. Beckman for being such a caring, compassionate person. Our family is blessed to have him in our lives! The time he takes to communicate is a rare gift.
I want to compliment Dr. Daniel Berger for his expertise and personality. I always feel comfortable with him. He is a great physician.
Dr. Scheib and his staff are gentle, kind and very professional. Dr. Scheib has an amazing way of diagnosing medical problems.
Thank you to Dr. Craig who took the time to answer all of my questions, repeat answers, and draw a picture so I could understand what she was telling me. I appreciate Dr. Craig checking to see if the antibiotic I was prescribed was safe for lactating women.
I had an excellent experience with Dr. Bret Davis. Thank You!
Dr. Greaney is a wonderful, caring, helpful and life-saving professional. We are so lucky to have him here in Santa Barbara. Dr. Greaney made me feel at ease and answered all my questions. He is a human being that cares; thank God he was my surgeon. I had heard he was wonderful from the entire community.
Dr. John Sim was a great help. He went out of his way for me! Thank you!
I want to let you know what a great bunch of doctors you have. I am very lucky to come to your clinic. I will soon be 76 and feel so amazing. Every Doctor I have is really great.
It has taken me a long time to be able to sit down and write you to let you know how much I appreciate your good care of my friend. As a nurse myself, I’ve seen many people go through chemotherapy, but this was my first time to be with a loved one sharing her experience both as a nurse and as a friend. I learned many lessons of life from her and her experiences. Thank you Dr. Abate for helping to make that possible. Your compassionate care made a difficult time a little easier.
I will eternally be grateful for the care, love, consideration, etc. that I have received these past few years. My special thanks to Dr. Straits and the numerous people that have touched my life.
I was very pleased with the services I received when visiting Dr. Segal. He is very nice and friendly and is always professional and helpful. It helps me to know I will be treated well each time I visit.
I want to thank Dr. Anderson for being very professional and very caring with my daughter. She was very ill when we checked her in. Dr. Anderson treated my daughter with so much care and professionalism. I felt secure that my daughter was being treated by professional medical staff. Thank you so very much for all your hard work and dedication.
I just want to compliment Dr. Lloyd Trujillo. He was kind and professional. Sansum Clinic is lucky to have him. Job well done.
I am so pleased with the care that I am getting from Dr. Sim and his entire department. I feel that Dr. Sim is always aware of my history and provides thoughtful advice. When I have needed to call in, he has always been helpful. I never feel rushed. Thank you.
Dr. Howard is a wonderful doctor. He really helped me get better. I would recommend him to my family and friends. Thank you.
I had Gastric Bypass Surgery by Dr. Zerey and a hysterectomy by Dr. Raphael. Both procedures went very well. I received excellent care by both doctors and their staff. Your clinic is very caring in making sure I was taken care of. I am very blessed to have Sansum in my life.
I received test results from Sansum Clinic stating that my polyp was not pre-cancerous, what a relief to me. This good news however, was only the last in a series of good feelings as I wended my way through the process of having my first colonoscopy. From here on in, I will be one to reassure other friends on this procedure and it will be my honor to recommend Sansum Gastroenterology to others who may be feeling the same trepidations that I did.
It is with great pleasure that I write this note of thanks to Dr. Young. I was lucky to have had a cancellation in his schedule. I presented my wheelchair-bound self to him for his care and treatment, and what services I received! After a quick thorough neurological examination, it was off for an MRI. I went back to the office a few hours later for my results which showed a protruding disc, at which time it was declared that I must be seen by a neurosurgeon within a 24 hour period and off we went. Dr. Young pushed me in my wheelchair all the way to the ER at Cottage. He assisted in my admittance to the ER and an attending ER physician saw me in about half an hour. Since my return home, I am able to walk, I feel 200% better. I am virtually pain free, I...
Dr. Mathison is very attentive, she listens to my needs and I feel great collaboration with her for my health needs..
Dr. Petrini has a personality that makes colonoscopies, perhaps not enjoyable, but certainly informative and tolerable. Thank you Dr. Petrini.
Dr. Bliss is awesome, attentive and professional.
We are new patients of Dr. Ransohoff. We have truly appreciated everything from the friendly staff, the quality of service and the follow-up care and concern for good health. Thank you!
I am very happy with Dr. Meyers. I would recommend her to anybody.
I wanted to take a moment to thank Dr. Brennan for taking such great care of my sons, Mason and Heath. We always have a good experience at his office, and that is not always easy for little guys. His call backs are so helpful advising us at home and putting my mind at ease.
Early one morning, I missed a step and fell flat on my face. Luckily for me Dr. Logan was already in the office and was kind enough to see me right away. Six stitches later I was back together with only wounded pride. I am thankful that he was so kind and caring. I am truly a grateful patient (with no scar).
Thank you Dr. Davis for your fine service, compassionate care and encouragement along the way.
Before I travelled abroad, Dr. Scully provided me with my own packet of printed information with written information specific to the country I was going to, along with maps delineating malaria risk areas, and pre-travel check lists of useful supplies.
Alyson Lamothe is competent and professional. She is empathetic, attentive, kind, personable, thorough, listens well and adapts to individual patient’s needs. I have been the beneficiary of her skills and observed her interactions with other patients and staff alike. She is consistently excellent in every aspect. I feel so well cared for in her presence. She is genuinely kind and exceptionally effective and supportive. I can’t say enough good things about her.
J. I.
Every experience I have had here is always top notch from top to bottom. I have been coming here for 35 years and it just gets better.
D. H.
I would like to thank the physical therapy staff. They are an excellent department. I would especially like to thank my therapist Ned Andrews for all the work he did to ensure I did not need hip replacement surgery.
J. G.
I had my first MRI on 2/6/12, I was ignorant to the difference between my prior CT scans and an MRI scan. I was very nervous of the tight space and Teresa Childers was assigned to my MRI. I expressed my angst and my ignorance of the situation with her. Teresa was very calming and patient with me and took the time to explain the process to me with a suggestion of how to proceed in a way that helped calm me. I know this may seem insignificant to whoever is reading this, but I would not take the time to write this if it wasn’t significant to me. I was alone and felt overwhelmed and fear of anxiety. I want to express my appreciation to Teresa for her professionalism and caring bedside manner.
Janet W
I am truly grateful and appreciate Dr. Husayn for his pediatric care of my son. Ever since my son got sick a few months ago, Dr. Husayn has been there for my family. He has returned all my phone calls in a timely manner and his care has been excellent.
Lori M.
Thank you Dr. Newman and staff for all of your kindness during my father's two year battle with lung cancer. He received excellent care! You all are truly a blessing!
Jack N.
I have been coming to Sansum Clinic since 1972. It is a 4-hour drive one way for us. But I would not go anywhere else for my medical treatment. I have tried another place but I always come back to Sansum. The doctors are outstanding the service is outstanding overall it is a great place to go for any medical problem.
Cindy C.
After several disappointing attempts to see a neurologist in my local area, we decided to call Sansum Clinic. Right away they got me an appointment and started all the necessary tests. Because we are from out of town, a four hour drive one way, I was seen and had a couple of tests done the same day! Here I had waited months to get this done by a doctor just down my street. Wonderful doctors and very pleasant staff.
Allison G.
Been there, done that, and Dr. Alan Hersh is the best, most compassionate doctor ever. I love him and I'm so grateful for the care he has provided to me. Thank you, Dr. Hersh!
I can't tell you how grateful I am for all the help and encouragement and accountability I've received from everyone at Doctors' Weight Management Program. I feel like I've been given my life back and even when hard things come along I feel so much healthier and stronger to deal with them. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
My husband and I first became Sansum Clinic patients in 1948 and I still think they bring in the best and the brightest doctors to work here! Dr. Zmolek is wonderful – I wouldn’t have anyone else! My husband was one of Dr. Zmolek’s very first patients and his hips were perfect until the day he passed away. I always refer new patients his way, as I know they’ll be in great hands!
I’ve had a lot of broken bones in recent years and Dr. Scheib and his wonderful staff make sure that I get seen by all the right specialists and are always there if I need anything or have any questions. He has become much more than just a doctor to me – when my husband passed away six months ago, Dr. Scheib was there for me and would call to make sure I was doing okay. In this day and age, this type of personal patient care is very rare and I definitely realize how blessed I am to have a wonderful doctor like Dr. Scheib as my physician!
I have never really liked seeing doctors, but will always be grateful that when I really needed one, a simple referral from my insurance agent brought me into the care of Dr. Jim Scheib at Sansum Clinic! I couldn’t have asked for a better doctor. Dr. Scheib goes out of his way to make sure his patients are well taken care of!
The Doctors' Weight Management Program has certainly changed my life! I don't feel like I am a heart attack or stroke waiting to happen...thank you!
I've been diabetic for about three years now. In that time, I've seen doctors at Sansum Clinic to work with me on managing my diabetes, and while those doctors have all been just fabulous and a great resource, it's really nice to have an educator. It's one-on-one, and Lyda makes me feel so comfortable in being able to ask questions. I've seen some advertisements for diabetes-related products on television, and I'll always ask Lyda about those. Well, she always has those products right there in her office, so she'll get it and I can always see it right then and there; then we'll decide together if that product is a good option for me, or if there might be a healthier option.
Martin Bean has given me two shots in my knees, and they were the best shots I've ever gotten in my life, I didn't feel a thing -- and I'm a real pin cushion!
Dr. Curhan is an excellent surgeon, I was really happy with my experience. I've worked for the state and part of my job was to take patients in and out of a number of different hospitals. Sansum Clinic was the most impressive clinic I've seen. Everything was just superbly run. The staff and nurses are on top of everything; patients truly receive the very best care there.
If it weren't for Dr. Wilmanns and the whole internal medicine staff at Sansum Clinic, I wouldn't be here. She takes the time to listen, she's always very responsive, and she's one of my favorite people. She cares, and it really shows. I've never had a poor experience. She listens, that's what's important.
I'm writing to say a few words about how wonderful Camp Wheez has been for my two twin girls. Camp Wheez was a busy week filled with crafts, games, drama, and yes, learning about their asthma and how to deal with it. They LOVED camp, and begged to return. I was and continue to be blown away by the generosity of the doctors, nurses and others who volunteered their time and effort to provide a wonderful, fun, and educational week of camp for these kids.
In April of 2010, the results of a glucose test changed my life. I was notified by Dr. Gloria Hadsall to come in for a consultation. The results were shocking: I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes. I was terrified. She immediately wrote out the necessary prescriptions and made an appointment for me to see Dr. Mark Wilson, a Sansum Clinic Endocrinologist, and she introduced me to Diana Bullock, a Diabetes Educator for Sansum Clinic.
Jackie & Dave
Our son, 11, was diagnosed with allergy-induced asthma at the age of two, following a terrifying 2 a.m. dash to the emergency room. He had awoken in the night having trouble catching his breath. We were referred to Dr. Myron Liebhaber of Sansum Clinic, who explained what steps we needed to take to minimize Max's symptoms. Today, my son leads a happy, active life and Dr. Liebhaber carefully monitors hiss progress on an on-going basis.
In December 2007 I was a healthy, non-smoker, but I had been experiencing pain in my chest. We were all stunned by my lung cancer diagnosis, which my amazing physician detected early with an x-ray. I am grateful for the opportunity to pay tribute to all the people who have walked through those treatment room doors and endured the pain, uncertainty, and fear of a cancer diagnosis through a donation to the Oncology department, to create a warm and serene place for future patients to receive their care.
Being a particularly picky person about how I take care of myself, I never do anything that would cause harm or trauma to my body. I always check things out completely, ask lots of questions. I eat right, exercise every day, use all the newest creams, lotions and get facials. One day at the gym I noticed a younger lady had the smoothest, softest legs and I wanted them. She said they were lasered. I searched various places and interviewed local SB people for years. I was afraid I couldn't afford it and found no one I trusted. I suffered with razor burns, waxing nightmares, you name it. I had dark hair that I lived with for half my life. I thought if I spent all this money the hairs would just grow back anyway.
I think everyone remembers the exact day, if they hear the words, "you have diabetes". For me, it was July 31, 2006. Even though my grandmother and mother both had diabetes, I didn't know much about it and didn't know what to do. I immediately made an appointment with a diabetes educator and I met with her that day. That first meeting changed everything. She asked me what I thought of when I heard the word diabetes and I started to cry. I knew my grandmother had died from complications with the disease and my mother was insulin dependent, had toe amputations and severe vision and neuropathy problems. I was terrified and realized I didn't have a clue about what to do. She took the time to listen to me and then began the process of putting me on a road to success....
Peter Coad, PhD and Raylene Coad, PhD
We are most happy to share our experiences with the Health Resource Center. We were really impressed by the wisdom of those who set up this wonderful spot in Santa Barbara for accessing medical information from the published journals of the medical world. Of course we recommend this spot for others. The equipment is well maintained and available along with many print texts and pamphlets. The staff keeps track of the searches and often contacts inquirers with additional information. They are available by e-mail or telephone to provide answers for new questions. Sansum Clinic is to be congratulated for establishing this jewel of a research library on Pesetas Lane.

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