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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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. I saw her to check on my IUD which was acting a bit weird. Very knowledgeable and listened well!
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 in and 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?!
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.
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.
3 hours waiting!!!
Great bedside manner while still being efficient! Couldn't have asked for more.
Dr Bickman is always welcoming.
The employees at Dr. Bickman's office are very helpful and really make you feel comfortable and cared about. Dr. Bickman is a rockstar!
She is very professional and made me feel comfortable since it was my first visit. She did spend good 20-30 minutes with us and patiently answered all our questions.
Dr Tristan is always the doctor who cares about their patients. The staffs are also very kind. But waiting time is something the doctor office has to improve. Since doctor is very busy, I can understand it.
She was an excellent dr and very attentive. I loved her follow up with me after our appointments and her prompt response time to my emails. She was also very prompt in reaching out to me after our appointment to either let me know how my previous appointment went, any test results I needed to know, and to simply check in. Her wait time was quite long and I did have my appointment moved a few times, but they were prompt and professional to get me booked again. The dr. was also apologetic for the wait time as well. Thanks!!!
She was very kind and friendly and talked to me about my concerns.
Been going to Dr. Bickman for a while now and she's the best! Her staff is great and the appointments are always quick!
She was wonderful . Great bedside manner and really made me comfortable. The wait was just like any doctors appointment. Highly recommended!
I've been going to Dr. Bickman for about 10 years now -- she's amazing and the long wait time is because she's so in demand. That being said, I don't mind the wait time as long as I can continue to go to her!
Dr. Bickman was so welcoming and comfortable to work with. Such a pleasure.
Dr. Bickman is good. I did the annunl exam but they put the wrong insurance code. So i have to claim...... Also ladies at front is really hard to talk with...
The wait was long, but Dr. Bickman is worth it. She is one of the best I have had the pleasure to see. Don't be put off by the wait or the crowded waiting room, that shows she is an excellent physician who is trusted and well-liked by her patients.
Dr. Bickman is extremely delightful and knowledgeable. Thanks to Zocdoc.com I was able to find an amazing doctor near me who genuinely cares for her patients. The front desk attendants were also delightful and professional. I wish there was parking, but nonetheless, I love the convenience of getting to Dr. Bickman from my home.
Long wait but overall great experience with staff and doctor
Very grateful I found Tristan!! She made me feel very comfortable right away and had answer to all my many many questions.
Dr Bickman is very friendly and care taker.always pleasant to meet her
Always a pleasure, she takes time to listen and answer every one of my questions, big and small!
Her and her staff made me feel right at home. Felt like a Carrying personn.
Dr. Bickman was great. Straight and to the point, and offered her genuine advice when I asked her questions. Would go back without hesitation
Best OB/GYN I've ever had. You just have to be willing to deal with wait times because she tends to have deliveries and thus runs late. Schedule an appointment on a day or time of day that you aren't busy and bring work or busy work to do in the waiting room or exam room. Other than the wait she was kind friendly, smart and very efficient.
Dr Bickman is best and always responds to all of my questions and suggest what is better for me.
The doctor was efficient, qualified and knowledgeable to conduct my annual women's wellness exam (most important to me); she was also friendly. Wait time was about 15 minutes after initial check-in. I did submit my paperwork electronically in advance but still had to sign two additional physical pages on arrival, fill out one more page of medical info (why could that not be done through ZocDoc?), and was asked to handwrite my name and address on a postcard-sized card (why did I have to do that when they already had that info). Television in wait area was on and playing CNN (blech--not relaxing), so I asked admin if we could turn it off, and she said yes; no problem. Exam rooms were not soundproofed, so you could hear the appointment next to you (something regarding the sound comes through the vents), so advice is to speak quietly in the exam room if you're sensitive to that (didn't bother me much but I noticed it).
Dr. Bickman is the best! She's personable and informative. She's worth the wait!
Dr. Bickman and the staff were awesome! Had to wait a bit before seeing someone but totally worth the wait - so glad I found her
Dr. Bickman and her staff were wonderful. I had a great experience as a new patient. Cannot recommend enough!
As other reviewers have commented, it is an extremely long wait (I waited about 2 hours and that seems to be fairly normal). However, the entire staff is very nice and accommodating concerning the wait, and just in general. And Dr. Bickman is extremely nice and doesn't seem rushed once you do see her. I do think that the quality of care from Dr. Bickman is worth the wait - just be prepared for it and bring some work with you.
First things first: be prepared to wait over an hour, well past your appointment time – the office is extremely busy but for good reason. Dr. Bickman is amazing. She is very knowledgable, confident and warm yet, extremely straight forward and will tell you like it is. I am so glad I found Dr. Bickman. She's a keeper!
She was so sweet and made me feel extremely comfortable... And I'm terrified of the doctor (had avoided it for 2 years). Felt very safe and the whole team was helpful. Woman who took my blood work Calmed me while I threw a mini needle tantrum! Excited to have a new gyno I love.
Dr. Bickman was fantastic. I was a first time patient and she made me feel very relaxed and comfortable. She answered all my questions and even emailed me afterwards to check in.
doctor was great, but there was just such a long wait time before i even saw the doctor. I was in the office for 3 almost 4 hours before i was done.
Loved Dr. Bickman!
She's awesome! Worth the wait time.
To be honest I did not really enjoy my visit with Dr Bickman. It felt as she had no interest in helping me, and gave me very little information about my options for birth control. I came in hoping she would speak with me more in depth about IUDs but I felt more or less like she didn't want to talk with me, and that I was required to do my own research rather than get personal advice from the doctor I pay to see.
Extremely thorough and efficient. Very friendly and comfortable discussing personal issues regarding my female health. Recommended 100% without a doubt.
I have a lot of respect for Dr. Bickman and her staff. From the moment I checked in I felt welcomed and comfortable. The ladies at the front desk and uber sweet and professional. Tristan (how Dr. Bickman introduces herself) is very knowledgeable and informative - she makes you feel at ease right away. I would highly recommend her to anyone who's never been able to find a doctor they feel comfortable with. Thank you, Dr! :-)
Dr. Bickman is one of the most personable and professional Ob gynecologists one could find in the LA area. I highly recommend her to any woman in the area. She is why I opt for PPO health insurance.
I just had my first appointment today and I was extremely pleased! The entire staff, ecspecially Dr. Bickman, was so attentive, compassionate, and thorough. The doctor was so sincere and kind and wanted to get to know me as a person. She even did a follow up email! I've never had a doctor go so over and beyond and care about a patient so much! One of the best doctors I've ever seen!!! HIGHLY RECCOMENDED!!!
Super long wait but Dr. Bickman is amazing!
Was in need of a last minute appointment and found Dr. Bickman on ZocDoc. So glad I decided to make an appointment with her! Came in for my appointment at 2:30pm, filled out the new patient forms, met with the doctor, and was out by 3:30pm. It's easy to see Dr. Bickman knows her stuff and values her patients' time and comfort. Will definitely be coming back to see her for future appointments.
Dr. Bickman is very friendly and direct. I like that she answers questions via email and has recommended great doctors in the network as well. She is great!
Look. You're going to wait. She attends the births of her patients, so if you have somewhere to be, she might not be the doctor for you. But she was so nice and knowledgeable and I already love her. But again, for regular checkups, she's probably not a good choice.
I needed to find a doctor to get my annual Pap smear and exam. Dr. Bickman was very friendly and professional. I'm so glad that I was able to find this office. I didn't have to wait for my appointment and the staff were all very helpful and professional.
Wonderful WONDERFUL woman. Have never had a better OB-GYN. Excellent bedside manner, kind, and knowledgable. I felt extremely comfortable with her. However, like many people warned in their reviews, the first time I went to see her I waited 1.5 hrs because she had a mother go into labor earlier that day that backed all the appts up. When I finally saw her, I loved her so much it was almost worth it and I booked a 2nd appt. This time I made sure to book at 9 AM so I could avoid the same problem. No such luck. I sat in the office for 45 mins until I finally overheard the woman at the front desk tell another waiting woman that they were backed up for the same reason as before. I canceled my appt and won't be returning. Extremely disappointing. I truly wish I could continue with Dr. Bickman, but I can't afford to take 2-3 hours off work every time I need to see the OB-GYN. Obviously she is loved by many mothers, but shouldn't take so many appointments or perhaps she should partner with another Dr to avoid this situation that appears to happen too often.
Great doctor. Good listener. Great bedside manner.
Dr. Bickman is one of the kindest and most caring doctors I've ever met. I always enjoys my appointments with her! I wouldn't go anywhere else!
Although their was a bit of a wait, it was well worth it. She is an amazing doctor and goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable
I originally had my appointment set and I received a call a few hours before saying she had to cancel due to an emergency c section - which is totally fine. I get that. Then it got rescheduled for a few days later. I got to my appointment 15 min early. Had to wait over 2 hours. The receptionist wasn't even apologetic, she simply said it will take 2 hours. A lady came in after me, with a later appointment and I noticed she was seen first. I also missed my birthday dinner because of this appointment and when I told the receptionist, she was finally apologetic.
The wait was no fun but, Dr. Bickman was so great it made up for it. She was nice, answered all of my ridiculous questions, really made me feel heard. I highly recommend even with the wait I had. I'm sure not everyone waits that long!
She was great. Made me feel comfortable. Highly recommend.
Dr. Bickman is always very warm and friendly. She makes me feel very comfortable and cared for. She is always available to me via email and phone to answer any of my questions. She is truly amazing and truly cares for me as a person.
Dr. Bickman and staff are top notch and made me feel comfortable from the time I entered their offices. I highly recommend.
I love Dr. Bickman. She is quick and to the point. The parking around the area can be tricky so I always allot more time to get there and park. The wait time in the office is longer than the time she sees you for the annual exam, but again I like that she is quick but thorough. The medical assistants don't have the best bedside manner but it wasn't that bad.
She was warm, friendly and answered all my questions without rushing my visit. Happy to have her as my ob gyn!
I absolutely love Dr. Bickman. The only downside is there's usually a bit of a wait, but she's well worth it. I have sent all my friends to her and they love her as well. 100% recommend.
Scheduled an early morning appointment and got in and out within 30 minutes. She was very friendly and answered all of my questions. Will be going back!
I highly recommend booking an early appointment — like before 8:30am. I have had exactly 2 appointments with this office and the first time when I booked an afternoon appointment I waited for TWO hours to see the doctor. I believe this is became by the end of the day, every person who has come in 5-10 minutes late has caused a domino effect of every other appointment starting later and later and later. In the morning, no one has been late to their appointment yet, so the wait time is almost non existent. Besides that, everyone in this office is wonderful, helpful and friendly. I will continue to see Dr. Bickman as long as I live in the LA area!
Yes the wait may be long but after you have your baby you'll know why. Dr B is the one to do all the ultrasounds, deliver the babies, and do the post check ups. Very knowledgable, friendly, and puts me at ease. She even remembered me 18 months later! Worth the drive and wait for us
She had a delivery which made her late...I still would give her 5 stars because she is great, but the wait was a little hard.
Good visit.. of course as a woman you never want to be naked under a microscope but guess what??? even in this scenario Dr Bickman was great and made me feel comfortable. I found her online and when reading her reviews, they made me feel like she really cares. She is very accessible, efficient and effective!!! So believe it and get in there! I always look for that 1 wow factor and after she emailed me after my visit just to follow up... I was sold.
It is neither professional nor comforting to be able to hear word for word what is being said between the patient and doctor in the room next door. The walls are so poorly insulated that you can even hear the voices two rooms over. This was my second visit to this office and I had forgotten that without plugging my ears I cannot help but overhear everything that is wrong with the patient, plus the counsel of the doctor. Be aware of this, in case that sort of thing bothers you! Aside from that, I was disappointed to sense a slightly negative attitude from Dr. Bickman regarding the purpose of my visit. Without going into details, I'll just say that it's a shame when any patient feel judged when verifying that they are in good health.
Long wait time but the appt itself was very quick and easy! Will come back.
Dr. Bickman is awesome! I would recommend her to everyone.
Best OBGYN & office I've been to yet. The appointment was quick and professional, I felt comfortable and enjoyed talking to Doctor Bickman!
Wait wasn't too bad - was only in the waiting room long enough to fill out forms, but felt like a long time once I was in the exam room. Very personable and friendly, and a quick and efficient visit!
Doctor Bickman was great! Made me feel very comfortable and answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend her to a friend and will definitely continue seeing her. Worth the wait time.
She was great
So grateful to have such a caring, terrific doctor!
She and her staff were very nice and helpful, and they were all apologetic that she was running a bit behind that day. I was impressed that she even followed up with an email to make sure she answered all of my questions.
I had a great visit with Dr. Bickman! The wait time was due to a baby being delivered, which comes with the territory of seeing an ob-gyn. I will definitely be back!
First visit seeing Dr Bickman and she is worth the wait. I had a bad experience with another Dr and was hoping to find a new one. I was referred to her after also finding her myself online with all her wonderful reviews. I def am keeping her as my Dr. SHe is very informative and caring.
She is a lovely doctor. I will definitely be going back to her.
I'd read the wait time was long on Zocdoc, but that didn't prevent me from booking the appt! Everyone said such nice things about her/the office/and experience that I knew it'd be worth it. And I was right! She was so personable and nice. It was my first Gyno appt and I wasn't uncomfortable or nervous at all! :)
I *love* Dr. Bickman. I found her on ZocDoc right after the at home test was positive. Her bedside manner is straightforward and un-fussy, which I love. She explained medical topics in layman's terms, and answered panicked phone calls in the wee hours. I came to really enjoy our visits (she's hilarious) and by the end of my pregnancy I was bummed I wasn't going to get to see her weekly! She's also responsive over email. I delivered my beautiful son last week. My husband and I spent a good amount of time considering getting a doula. We were concerned about being bullied into medical decisions for the sake of insurance - specifically, for the sake of the hospital maximizing profits with procedures insurance would subsidize and/or artificially shortening the duration of labor . In the end, we decided not to get a doula. Turns out, Dr. Bickman was all the advocate we needed! At one point I heard Dr. Bickman say "She wants an epidural! Get her an epidural!" (I was pretty far dilated at that point...) The wait times in the office can be a little rough. Protip: book the first appointment in the morning and you'll do a lot less waiting. I actually think the 8:15 slot is reserved exclusively for ZocDoc-ers. Keep in mind that the reason wait times are longer is because if someone needs an emergency C-section (or is about to start pushing, etc.), Dr. Bickman is out the door and at the hospital. That gave me a lot of comfort knowing she'd bust her bum to be by my side when I delivered (and she did)! Another Protip: Insurance companies are, as we know, terrible. When you go to the office for the first visit, ask which labs they use, check which ones are covered by your insurance (you'll have to ask your insurance company), and ask the office to work exclusively with whichever labs are covered.
Dr. Bickman is awesome. It was fast, painless, she told me what she was doing, she was super awesome, understood what I wanted even when I wasn't clear, and I will DEFINITELY be back.
She was very gentle, and informative. I really liked her.
First time patient and I waited an hour and 45 to see her. That being said she was TOTALLY worth the wait. I highly recommend her
She was so nice to me, she talked slowley with me when she knew that i'm an international, and she also knows how to explain with basic words.
I love Dr Bickman! I was very comfortable and at ease throughout the entire pregnancy. Her staff was amazing. The delivery was smooth and easy.
WOW is what I can say. I have never had an experience with a doctor like I did with her. After I left the office, that evening the doctor took her time to email me and let me know that she was available if I need anything, have any questions or concerns. Knowing that my doctor is accessible via email is a wonderful perk. I never had a doctor so available to my needs. She is great overall. Very caring. Loved her!!! Would def recommend her to anyone! Thanks doc!
She's a great doctor thats why i continue to go to her and she always emails you to check up on you after your appointment. the only downside is i usually wait about 1 to 2 hours to be seen.
I really enjoyed my appointment with Dr. Bickman. She was kind, informative, and down to earth. There were only two things that were negatives: parking (only metered parking or expensive structure parking with no validation) and wait time (which I understand is not necessarily their fault). She was great but waiting and parking were not.
Tristan Emily Bickman was very attentive and thorough. It was extremely easy to talk to her and I had a very great visit
Dr. Bickman was amazing. Her office was extremely busy when I got there but when she came into the exam room to see me she did not seem rushed in the slightest and was exceptionally personal and informative. Her front desk staff was also amazing, super professional and kind! I would highly recommend booking an appointment!
Excellent doctor. Would recommend to all.
Fast excellent care!
very down to earth! I'm from Texas and was nervous about going to a new gyno, and she is so caring and understanding. definitely cares about her patients!
Wonderful! Very kind, to the point, and informative! Love her!
I am so happy that I found Dr. Bickman! She is very knowledgeable, personable and friendly.
I was really happy with my experience at Dr. Bickman's office. Her staff was very professional, and I was seen almost immediately. Dr. Bickman herself was very kind, asked me plenty of questions, and (most importantly) very gentle and fast with the exam. She also followed up with me via email after the appointment and asked me to keep her posted on how I liked my new pill. I only a routine check up, so I was in and out this time, but I will definitely be back based on this experience.
She's the best.
Great Dr.. dry genuine and even followed immediately with email.
She listened to my needs and answered all of my questions. She also gave me multiple options and was extremely thorough in her explanations. Great bedside manner. I was 10 minutes late, and had to wait a while to see her, but I was glad they were still able to fit me in.
long wait but understandable! She makes the patient feel amazingly comfortable and provides a great experience! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!
Very efficient and to the point which is what I like in a doctor. She also briefly summarized what we discussed at the end of the exam to make sure I understood everything and knew what the next steps were. She followed up by email a few days after my appointment to check if my new prescription was working out, which I appreciated.
It was my first visit with Dr Bickman. She took time to get my history and address any issues. I was in and out in less than 30 minutes. I will definitely see her again for my next annual exam.
It was a bit of a wait until I went into exam room and then again waiting, maybe 20 minutes more, for doctor to see me. I know that her office is busy so I went on a day when I had no other appointments to keep. The waiting room has lots of magazines and I enjoyed the "me time" even if it was waiting in a doctor's office.
Wait is long. But she is a good doctor and she responds to mails immediately-very attentive via email which is good in case you forget to ask something in the offie.
ok - like her very much - just dont like the long wait.
shes awesome! very personable and honest and caring
It's always along wait time. She's late every morning appt I've had and the front desk people aren't very friendly or welcoming. Besides the wait time with dr. Bickman she is a nice lady. I probably won't be back tho. The wait is a problem
She is very caring and thorough. I never feel rushed out. She has a great bedside manner.
I called and requested my results and they said they would call me back. They never did. Twice. I also requested my file be sent to my primary care physician, they told me to email someone from their office. I did, but no response. I also am pretty sure I was given an unnecessary transvaginal ultrasound which I didn't request nor is it required for an annual exam (as far as I know - they never used to be). Dr. Bickman seems to prioritize pregnant patients over women just trying to get a checkup. 3/4 of my appointments I've had to wait over an hour (which is excessive since I have an appointment time! and parking is not validated at all)
Did not like waiting for 45 minutes to see the Doctor.
I absolutely love doctor Bickman and her staff! I Always feel so comfortable and happy when my husband and I come there! Dr. Bickman is so loveable! She is very sweet and we are so excited to be under her care! She always answers emails promptly and the girls in the office are very helpful and always very welcoming!
I've been seeing Dr. Bickman for seven years. Need I say more. All my care with her has been excellent.
Her staff were extremely unprofessional. I waited over two hours for the doctor to see me for a routine papsmear. When I called about my results, I had to call back 5 times and they still didn't have my results. Ultimately, this was an awful and unpleasant experience w zero follow up nor professionalism.
Very good, allowed me to ask all questions I had.
She is so knowledgeable, and yet so relatable. I've lived in a few different areas and have had experiences with many different OBGYN's and I can confidently say that Dr. Bickman is a very good doctor. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
She was very nice...although she kept asking me what I thought of certain things, when she is the professional and should know what to do to help me. The staff isn't very friendly and I waited an hour and 45 minutes to be seen by the doctor.
So glad to get an appointment on a Friday!
Dr. Tristan, Was great. Super happy to have found her.
My biggest complaint is the wait time. I have never been seen promptly. It is usually close to an hour or more past the scheduled appt time before you actually see the doctor. I only go once or twice a year, at the most, so I tolerate the inconvenience. Just don't ever have an important appt scheduled after your appt with Dr. Bickman. Allow at least a couple of hours cushion to be safe. On the up side, she is pleasant and very competent.
Dr Bickman is the best, I will never go to anyone else in LA!!!
Dr. Bickman is amazing!! I went to her after finding a lump in my breast and needing a pap smear as well. She was on top of everything. I had a mammogram and got the results the same day! Being a 6yr breast cancer survivor that was a relief!! I love her energy!
Tristan is absolutely lovely! Caring, informative, and responsive. We exchange emails in between office visits, which goes beyond my expectations, and she is always very quick to respond.
worst doctor ever. Didn't help any of my problems, but didnt have a problem charging me to her non help. Never again.
Great doctor, but wait was far too long.
I was able to get in quickly as a new patient and treated very well by her staff and by the doctor.
The wait is a little long sometimes, but she is SO worth it!! So caring, non-judgmental, takes her time with you, comforting, knowledgeable and more! I am particular with OBGYNs and have a few specialized things that I need and she made me feel so comfortable in a brand new city. Highly highly recommend.
I thought Dr. Bickman was great!-- She was right on time, friendly, thoughtful, and not at all judgemental (judgemental gynos are the worst!)
Dr. Bickman herself is great. She's straightforward and obviously cares. I like her. What I don't like is the wait time in her office and how her staff behaves from start to finish. I finally said something today to one of her staff members after waiting an hour and a half for my appt. Dr. Bickman overbooks - it's a fact. When I signed in today there were already two other names on the list for my same appt. time. It's ridiculous. The staff doesn't help matters at all. They have never greeted me warmly, never remember my name (I've been going there for 9 months), and tell you that the doctor will be "right in" when they know that's not true and it will be AT LEAST another half hour. I thought that perhaps as my delivery to closer (I'm 31 weeks pregnant) it might improve, but it's actually gotten worse, and more frustrating.
Worst docotor's ever.
Very nice, answered all my questions, straight-forward and matter-of-fact. Even followed up via email with me the next day!
Long wait time, the doctor seemed very rushed, although she was friendly. The walls are thin and you can hear everything that is said in the room next door. Lack of privacy is a concern.
Great first appointment! Dr Bickman was great- it was a fast and efficient appointment without feeling rushed- the best! She listened to everything I said, and gave me a diagnosis and the help I needed. So glad I found a gynecologist that is easy to talk to and listens well, I highly recommended Dr Bickman!
Extremely nice. I really liked her.
She was really nice and professional, but the wait was long
Wait time has been very unpredictable. Sometimes I'll be there for 3 hours and see the doctor for about 10 minutes. Sometimes I'll be there for 30 mins wait time. I brought my laptop to do my work last time. I was really unhappy with the outcome of my IUD insertion. Although the procedure itself was quick, I didn't know enough about my options coming in and chose a non-hormonal option. (Naturally less hormones is better right? Not in my case.) I recognize that I should have done my research and known that someone with heavy, painful periods should use the Mirena IUD, but I know that if I was a doctor, I would have been very careful to ask my patient about their medical history and natural period flow before making this choice. It is equally the doctor's responsibility to let patients know the ramifications of their choices when it comes to birth control. Dr. Bickman didn't run through those facts with me, and it really felt like it was because she was in such a rush to get to her other patients that she skipped out on that. In that case, there is a management issue with the office in general. She was even a bit curt, which really is problematic for someone like me who is quite sensitive about this "lady" stuff. Pros: She's given me samples before, which is awesome, and when she's not in a rush, she's a decent OBGYN. She's really quick and efficient. Cons: If you catch her at rush hours (which is very unpredictable), she might neglect to give you the full care that you deserve if you are going to a specialized doctor and not a GP. She isn't outright rude, but she isn't warm or maternal, something I think is really important in an OBGYN. I know, I know - I should just go to a wet nurse if that's what I want. But this is the 21st century and it's the age of marketing and customer service. Even for doctors.
This is a great doctor! The office was busy when I arrived so I wasn't taken back right away.but the front office staff was polite and informative of my wait time. When the doctor came in she was smiling and warm & friendly. I had some print outs from a previous doctor and she seemed genuinely happy to have the information.She asked all of the right questions and listened to what i needed to say. I will be seeing her again for a procedure and am very pleased to have her as my doctor.
Really great, smart doctor.
great super friendly, helped me with every question I had and found the right solutions for what I needed. Great!
I highly recommend Dr. Bickman! She was so professional and yet caring. She even sent me a personal email to check on me over the weekend. She's wonderful!
Great doctor -- very thorough and friendly. She even followed up with a personal email after my first visit.
I really enjoyed Dr. Bickman, and would happily visit her again in the future -- excellent bedside manner and she seemed very concerned and interested in my overall health. No judging or weird looks from the staff, I was very pleased.
Dr. Bickman is nothing more than AMAZING. She has gotten me through more than anyone could imagine. How I found her? I can't remember, but she will be my Dr. forever, even if she tries to retire!!! I won't let her go that easy!!!
I came to dr Bickman bc of her high reviews and wasn't disappointed. I look forward to continuing to have her be my doctor!
Very friendly staff. Very knowledgeable doctor, helpful and welcoming.
Very friendly and professional. Saw me quickly considering the amount of people before me in the waiting room. Made me feel very comfortable while I can easily feel nervous in doctors offices.
Wow, she's awesome. I like my doctors to have a little personality along with their professionalism. She's clearly knowledgable and easy to talk to. I've found a new favorite!
Dr. Bickman was good. Not a long wait, friendly staff, and clean facilities. Not a very warm and welcome office atmosphere. It could use a bit of decor in the exam rooms. She was brisk in her exam which I appreciated. Overall, it was a positive experience.
Dr. Tristan Bickman is wonderful. She's very capable and gets straight to the point. She answered all of my questions and put me at ease. Highly recommended.
I had to wait a long time for my appointment, but that should not be held against her as a doctor. She's great!
She was awesome, as was the entire office staff. Dr. Bickman was professional yet funny and personable. I will definitely go back to see her as necessary.
Dr. Bickman was very professional and straightforward. She answered all my questions patiently.
Very nice manner and very knowledgeable! Such a relief when a doctor is competent and pleasant, making a stressful experience easier. I would highly recommend her.
She is a straight shooter and lets me know my options. I like her alot
She was GREAT! Made me very comfortable and DID NOT RUSH. She took her time and made sure all my questions were more than sufficiently answered
I had a great experience!
Dr Bickman gets straight to the point- she's available almost 24/7 through email and really cares about her patients.
She was excellent, answered all my questions, great bedside manner and very thorough.
So happy ZocDoc help me find Dr. Bickman! I was looking to change my birth control pill, because I've been getting monthly migraines. Dr. Bickman was very knowledgeable and made her recommendations thoroughly and efficiently. I felt very well-informed by the time we decided on a course of action. As I'm new to LA, she also offered to recommend other doctors to me. That was kind and I really appreciate it. Office was also very clean and staff was friendly.
It was a great experience!
On time, to the point and answered any questions I had. Very happy with my first visit.
She was amazing!!!!!
I loved my visit with Dr. Bickman! She is very nice and caring and made me feel very comfortable... She is amazing! I would definitely recommend her!
I went in for a routine check-up thinking I would be in and out in less than an hour. I arrived 10 minutes early for my appointment and saw that there were three other women in the waiting room ahead of me. I had to wait an additional hour after my appointment time before getting into a room and another 15 minutes to be seen. An appointment that should have taken 45 minutes tops took a good two hours. I expect a wait at a doctor's office, but this was a little on the ridiculous side. Dr. Bickman was pleasant while I was being seen, but you could tell she was rushed. Though rushed, she was thorough and effective.
Extremely personable and took the time to listen to everything I had to say and ask.
My visit with Dr Bickman went really well. We waited maybe 10 minutes to see her which was fine since i was a new patient and need to fill out paperwork. I found Dr. Bickman to be very sharp, and very informative. She answered all my questions. Within a couple of days she also reached out to me via email to ask how I was and if I had any additional questions. I've been emailing her since with my questions and she always answers pretty quickly.
Tristan Bickman and her staff was wonderful I couldn't ask for a better experience, for my first baby.
I thought she was great! So glad to have found someone that I can return to. I have never had a primary OBGYN. I will certainly be back!
Easy, in and out. No wait time, nice doctor who is fast but also interested in you.
I know some of the other reviewers complained about the staff at Dr. Bickman's office, but I had a completely pleasant experience in my first appointment without any hinges. Within one session Dr. Bickman was able to address several issues that I've been coping with through a thorough women's yearly exam. She was fun, quick and extremely convenient. I can be pretty weird about having the right OB-GYN - it's really important for me to feel comfortable and for the office to be easily accessible. Although the office doesn't validate parking, it is located right off of the Big Blue #2 line, making it easy for anyone to visit. Yay! I'm loving my new OB-GYN.
Excellent. Gracious, direct, thorough. Absolutely recommend. Dr. Bickman!
Very professional yet personable at the same time. Knowledgeable in her field - I felt vey confident in her capability and experience.
The wait time was horrendous but to be expected when seeing an ON/GYN. I loved her demeanor and she seemed very knowledgeable and interested. The office does not validate parking so expect to pay a lot in the lot or expect to feed the meter.
Dr and staff made me feel really comfortable..
I am truly pleased with my service today. Dr. Tristan Bickman did an outstanding job today. She is very professional and caring. I will be sure to return and also recommend her to my friends. Keep up the good work!
I had to wait about 5 minutes just to be called up for my new patient/insurance info and then another 30+ to be seen by Dr. Bickman. Once back in a room though I was seen within a few minutes. Dr. Bickman was extremely friendly and conversational and I was in and out for my yearly check-up in less than 20 minutes. She was quick and efficient but didn't cut corners with my health. Definitely a positive experience except for the delay in being seen (which I expect from any doctor's office to be honest).
Excellent. Very helpful