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Dr. Tristan Emily Bickman, MD

OB-GYN

Santa Monica, CA

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4.7
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I met doctor Bickman the summer of 2016 when I first had my IUD out. I had tried various OBGYNS inthe area as I had located from NYC and after about 5 others that I didn't like, I fell in love with Bickman in the first apt. She addressed all my needs and was a take action type of doctor. I had an irregular period and she helped me regulate it and I was pregnant with spontaneous twins 2 months later. (they run in my family). I had an amazing pregnancy with Bickman and an incredible delivery. I cannot imagine a better delivery doctor her energy is incredible and she is a can do woman in every moment. She visited me every day after the baby was born in the hospital. I recently had my third and had the same experience. She was so supportive of my goals for a VBAC and really believed in me without doubts. Bickman makes me want to have 10 children the process is so wonderful. I love the girls in her office too and if you call before your appointment they can tell you if there is a wait so you can come in a little later if needed. They are so accommodating. Dr Bickman has given me the life I have always wanted <3
I met doctor Bickman the summer of 2016 when I first had my IUD out. I had tried various OBGYNS in the area as I had located from NYC and afterabout 5 others that I didn't like, I fell in love with Bickman in the first apt. She addressed all my needs and was a take action type of doctor. I had an irregular period and she helped me regulate it and I was pregnant with spontaneous twins 2 months later. (they run in my family). I had an amazing pregnancy with Bickman and an incredible delivery. I cannot imagine a better delivery doctor her energy is incredible and she is a can do woman in every moment. She visited me every day after the baby was born in the hospital. I recently had my third and had the same experience. She was so supportive of my goals for a VBAC and really believed in me without doubts. Bickman makes me want to have 10 children the process is so wonderful. I love the girls in her office too and if you call before your appointment they can tell you if there is a wait so you can come in a little later if needed. They are so accommodating. Dr Bickman has given me the life I have always wanted <3
Emily G. · April 20, 2019
I had a healthy baby with Dr BIckman!! I went in for my post Partum visit after having my baby sixweeks ago. My journey with Dr Bickman has been amazing. She took such good care of me and the baby- she is smart, listens to me and was a rock star in labor with me. I felt so comfortable with her by my side and I knew we were safe. I am sad now that I won't get to see her all the time :). I can't wait to have another baby with her!
I had a healthy baby with Dr BIckman!! I went in for my post Partum visit after having my baby six weeks ago. My journey with Dr Bickman has been amazing.She took such good care of me and the baby- she is smart, listens to me and was a rock star in labor with me. I felt so comfortable with her by my side and I knew we were safe. I am sad now that I won't get to see her all the time :). I can't wait to have another baby with her!
Audrey S. · April 18, 2019

About Dr. Tristan Emily Bickman

Dr. Tristan Bickman is a thorough, attentive OB-GYN treating patients in Santa Monica, California, and the surrounding communities. She considers it a privilege to be able to care for women and applies her own experience as a mother to understanding her patients’ needs. Dr. Bickman also holds certification from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dr. Bickman attended the University of Southern California in order to pursue her medical degree. She continued her medical education at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Here, she completed an internship and received residency training in obstetrics and gynecology. Patients visiting Dr. Bickman can receive a full range of obstetric and gynecologic services. She provides general consultations, annual gynecological examinations, ultrasound, and treatment for issues including pelvic pain, infertility, and osteoporosis. Dr Bickman offers Mona Lisa Touch therapy an innovative and painless procedure for vaginal atrophy. When she is not treating patients, Dr. Bickman enjoys spending time with her husband and children.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • OB-GYN

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Hospital affiliations

  • Santa Monica - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital
  • Saint John's Health Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Southern California, Doctor of Medicine
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1245253210

Dr. Tristan Emily Bickman's office location

Tristan Emily Bickman, M.D.

1304 15th Street, Suite 213

Santa Monica, CA 90404

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It was great. She was very helpful.
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I have nothing but praise for Dr Bickman and her office. I am newly pregnant and she has been taking such good care of me. She is attentive, smart and listens to me at each visit. You can tell she knowsher baby business! I look forward to each visit with her. Her staff and office is amazing too. I can not recommend her high enough! I am so excited for her to delver my baby soon!
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I've been going to Dr. Bickman for almost 2 years. She is really amazing, professional and very kind doctor. She is also very caring in following up to make sure I was fine. Her staff is wonderful, from receptionist to thenurses. If you want to be treated with respect, dedication, enough time and the best bedside manners you should see Dr. Bickman. I really feel lucky to be her patient and I highly recommended her to all my friends and family.
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Dr. Bickman and her staff are amazing! It doesn't get better in Los Angeles/westside as far as I'm concerned. She has been there for me and my family through conceiving and delivering two healthy, happy baby girls. She is caring andprofessional and I trust her. What more could you ask for? I can't recommend her enough. (I do, I have!) Her skills, expertise and instincts are top notch and she answers your questions directly and honestly, every single time.
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Bickman is incredibly helpful, answers all your questions, and accessible to make sure you resolve any issues you’re having. She also was patient with me when I was having a bad day which I appreciated. Would highly recommend
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There is no other ongyn on the west side or anywhere in my opinion like dr Bickman. She is caring and talented working around the clock to grow & deliver babies & luckily delivered mine. She saved my twin pregnancy andI was able to safely deliver two healthy incredible babies. She has given me the best care and the family I always wAnted.
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Very much liked her bedside manner, her process and explanation. I felt I was in very capable hands.
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She had great bedside manner and was very accommodating and kind.
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Love the office today I was in and out no wait. The office girls are so pleasant and sweet and Bickman always takes the best care of me/
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2 hour wait, 1 min meeting, heard all other appointments through the wall clear as day.
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Dr. Bickman is a lovely doctor, with an excellent bedside manner! I would highly recommend.
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In and out today which is always great. Saw dr within 15 minutes of my apt time! Always caring listening and supportive
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Tristan was incredibly informative and listened to my concerns. I have been having trouble finding a good obgyn who I felt actually listened to my needs. Happy to go to a doctor that cares about her patients.
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I visited this office last year in May, and followed up with email twice (with the doctor), to receive my test results. Nobody ever emailed me back, or called to let me know of any type of results. The doctor emailedthe next day after my appointment to follow up so it was very surprising that she didn't reply to my questions on my STD and pop-smear test. I am now looking for a new doctor and saw her name here in my past appointments, and thought to leave a feedback.
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This was my first trip to a gynecologist ever, so I was nervous to begin with. I was told at the front desk that the doctor was running late, but I did not see her until 2 hours after my scheduledappointment time. While I was waiting, I asked the front desk if I could use their restroom. They said I would have to wait so they could get a urine sample. Over an hour later, I was still waiting in an exam room, and finally just wandered the halls myself until I found it. The doctor did not even ask for a urine sample. When I finally met with the doctor, it was for about 10 minutes tops. I did not receive even a halfhearted apology for the 2+ hour wait. She was very brusque with me, and dismissive of my concerns. It was as though I was wasting her time. I had hoped for a bit of patience or sympathy for my first visit, but I was sorely mistaken. She did ultimately give me options on my main concern, but did not even address my secondary issue. I left the office in tears. A total waste of my time and money.
Less than 3 months ago
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I was in love with this doctor but had a strong feeling that her and her office took on way too many patients. Files everywhere, it was impossible to get records. Dr. Bickman was very knowledgeable and kind but swamped.
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Dr Bickman is amazing and very thoughtful, she even personally emailed me the night of my appointment asking for an update next week. Only think that was notably frustrating was the wait - took much longer than anticipated.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr Bickman is a great doctor! She did have to run to a delivery before my appointment hence the long wait, so do be mindful that she can be called out at the last minute to attend to an emergency. Itwasn’t a 30 minute wait, made up for by a great consultation,
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First time patient at this office. I was told when I arrived at 9:45am on Monday that the doctor was running about an hour behind. I decided to wait as I had to see a doctor and wasn't able to reschedule(wasn't even offered to reschedule). I wasn't seen for almost 3 hours after that, which is the longest I've ever had to wait at a doctors office. She sat with me for about 5 minutes and prescribed me something I already had. I never write reviews, but that was honestly one of the worst experiences of my life and I would not recommend this office to anyone.
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The best. Love her staff as well so helpful with my glucose test and getting me seen at the lab at the right time just love her and her team in the best hands!
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She made feel so comfortable and she was so nice and quick
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Dr Bickman has such a great bedside manner. So warm, and takes her time. I felt instantly comfortable with her.
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She's so cool and collected . I get anxious at the doctor's office and she was just so chill it rubbed off on me
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Always the best. Love the front desk staff they are very clear about wait times etc. the Halloween candy in wait room is a nice touch this time of the year. Dr Bickman is the best so caring and on topof all my needs and questions as a mother in my second pregnancy
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She was great and very insightful with what was going on. First doc of five to figure out my problem. Quick replies via email. Would definitely recommend her!
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What a wonderful doctor and staff. After seeing the same OB for years it was getting more and more difficult to get a timely appointment. Decided it was time to find a new practitioner. Couldn’t be happier with my decision afterthis. I drove from the valley to see her in Santa Monica. Totally worth the drive!
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Dr. Bickman answered all my questions in details and very friendly to me. She is very professional and nice.
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Super friendly! She even did a follow up email the next day which was super thoughtful.
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Absolutely love Dr. Tristan
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The visit itself was fine aside from waiting over an hr past my appointment time. The real issue was waiting 4 weeks to get all my test results back, including the culture which showed an infection. I had to go toan urgent care to get treatment 1.5 weeks after my visit because I didn’t know what was wrong, but if the office had just called me, I wouldn’t still be trying to treat this. I had to call back 3 times, and by the third time 4 weeks after my appt, they seemed to have lost my results and my name wasn’t in the system. They had to call the lab to get my results back and told me what I ALREADY KNEW at this point! Also told me there was only one type of treatment for this, which isn’t even true (since I’ve been researching online since I knew there was an issue). Even had to ask my primary care doctor to prescribe because I hadn’t heard back from here and I knew what was wrong at this point. Honestly just really disappointing, unprofessional, and I will never go here again.
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Per usual just the neat. Her office staff let me know she was running late so I was able to run a few errands. Really appreciate that. She was wonderful as always as was her staff member who took my blood.
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Dr. Bickman was great, but it took me over an hour of waiting till I could see her. I also spent $24 on parking because they don't validate. I would go again to see her, but I will park on the street next time and clear my afternoon schedule.
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She was so great. Have had a difficult time finding a good gyno in LA, and she was absolutely amazing!
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I have no idea about the bad reviews on wait time. I was in and out no problem. She was great, I’m happy I found her.
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I was due for my annual check up and was worried about my health in general. Dr. Bickman and her staff, happily took me in and warmly followed up with me afterward. The environment was warm and friendly and she tookthe time to teach me about what was going on in my body. I originally went to this office because it was close to my job and I did an impromptu appointment due to my concerns. However, I think I’ll have to officially consider her my OBGYN.
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I’ve had to come in over five times for my HPV diagnosis and I’m having such a terrible experience. The bedside manners and nurses out front are just impersonal and terrible. After my procedure I’m never coming back ever again. Highly recommend you find another obgyn
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I do like her I just wish they could communicate proper wait times so I’m not wasting my time in the office. It’s really frustrating
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There is always a wait, but she is worth it. Very thorough and her staff is always helpful.
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This was the absolute worst doctor's experience. Waited for over 2+ hours, with patients coming right in and seeing the doctor before me. The actual exam room was not very sanitary - the tools were placed right on the counter, notin wrapping or on any sort of tray. The walls were also VERY thin - I could hear every single word between the doctor and the patient in the room next to mine which was very uncomfortable. I went in for my yearly exam, and the nurses did not administer a urine test which I thought was very odd. I had to ask for a blood test. The doctor herself was not very warm and did not make any extra effort to make me feel comfortable during the exam. I left feeling very upset about the entire experience. You are supposed to feel comfortable with the doctor, especially during such a personal type of appointment, yet she and the nurses made me feel the complete opposite. I will not be going back here.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Bickman was really good at being thorough and making sure I had all my questions answered. I knew going in that there’s usually a wait but isn’t there always for someone in high demand? I say worth it. Bring abook. And the nurse that drew my blood was excellent.
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Dr. Bickman is superb - efficient, kind and super helpful.
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The best
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I absolutely love Dr Bickman, but her wait times are always way too long. I've never been seen within the hour of my appointment time.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Bickman is amazing. She’s honest, transparent, and highly knowledgeable, but prepare to wait an hour or more over your appointment time. Every time.
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Very nice office. Amazing staff. Waited an hour before I was seen... but made an appt for earlier in the day for next time... figure it’ll be better to get there before they get behind. The sector herself was fantastic. Isaw her to check on my IUD which was acting a bit weird. Very knowledgeable and listened well!
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I had to wait over 2 hours to see Dr. Bickman but she is really a fantastic Gyno. I think the delay was from her delivering a baby that morning, and the desk did tell me that when I checked inand I had the option to wait or reschedule. She even emailed me the night after my appointment to ask how I was doing. Who does that, seriously?!
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Long wait but overall great experience with staff and doctor
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She was really awesome and so was her staff. You can see why people are willing to wait to come here. Bring a book or catch up on your Netflix binging.
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