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Dr. Tristan Emily Bickman, MD

OB-GYN

Professional statement

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

Practice names

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

Office locations

Tristan Emily Bickman, M.D.

1304 15th Street, Suite 213

Santa Monica, CA 90404

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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.
Less 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.
Less 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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3 hours waiting!!!
Less than 1 year ago
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Great bedside manner while still being efficient! Couldn't have asked for more.
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Dr Bickman is always welcoming.
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The employees at Dr. Bickman's office are very helpful and really make you feel comfortable and cared about. Dr. Bickman is a rockstar!
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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.
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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 eitherlet 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!!!
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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.
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She was very kind and friendly and talked to me about my concerns.
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Been going to Dr. Bickman for a while now and she's the best! Her staff is great and the appointments are always quick!
More than 1 year ago
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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...
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She was wonderful . Great bedside manner and really made me comfortable. The wait was just like any doctors appointment. Highly recommended!
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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!
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Dr. Bickman was so welcoming and comfortable to work with. Such a pleasure.
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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)
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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 excellentphysician who is trusted and well-liked by her patients.
More than 1 year ago
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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 wasparking, but nonetheless, I love the convenience of getting to Dr. Bickman from my home.
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Very grateful I found Tristan!! She made me feel very comfortable right away and had answer to all my many many questions.
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Dr Bickman is very friendly and care taker.always pleasant to meet her
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Always a pleasure, she takes time to listen and answer every one of my questions, big and small!
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Dr. Bickman was great. Straight and to the point, and offered her genuine advice when I asked her questions. Would go back without hesitation
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Her and her staff made me feel right at home. Felt like a Carrying personn.
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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 andbring 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.
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Dr Bickman is best and always responds to all of my questions and suggest what is better for me.
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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 andwill tell you like it is. I am so glad I found Dr. Bickman. She's a keeper!
More than 1 year ago
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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 electronicallyin 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).
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Bickman is the best! She's personable and informative. She's worth the wait!
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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.
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