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Patient Testimonials

    • February 2019 Testimonial

      Lisa M.

    • April Testimonial 2017


    • Christmas Testimonial

      December 2016

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      Cuesta College Athletics

      November 2016

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      October 2015

    • Karson Block Testimonial

      Karson Block

      October 2015

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      Dear Dr. Byrne,

      Thank you so much for meeting with me and taking sincere interest in the well-being of my foot/knee. I know soon I'll be hitting the (sprint!) triathlon scene because of you! Thank you also so much for providing me with the free orthodics. I am so grateful for you and your services. Thank you again for everything.

      Best, Kristina

      P.S. Thanks for treating Amanda well! She always talks very highly of you and your practice :)


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      Dear Dr. Byrne,

      Thank you for so much for doing my surgery on my foot.  My foot looks really good now and I can run and walk.  You were the nicest doctor I have met! Hope you are good! And well!

      From, Micah C.

    • You all participated in a great feat :) I am having NO PAIN in my feet! We have been able to do many of our favorite hikes. Yesterday 4 miles! What a relief it has been to be able to walk pain-free, after ~5 months not walking at all.


    • Dr. Byrne,

      Thank you for your persistent approach in caring for Jim these past 17 months. We are grateful for your professional and skillful care you have given him. We appreciate the conservative as well as the very straight forward, tough approach. Thank you for including the additional doctors to help with Jim’s care. Thank you for looking at the whole Jim and his quality of life!

    • Dr Byrne and Staff,

      Thank you for your kindness and generosity! Words cannot express how thankful I am! So happy and grateful to be under your care.

      -Debbie M

    • Dear Dr Byrne,

      The pumpkin muffins are a “Thank you” for your perseverance in treating my foot. Words are inadequate to express the level of my gratitude for your care and expertise in “fixing” me. But maybe the fact that I actually baked these muffins in a 400 degree oven on a 104 degree day will give you some idea Smile

      -Kris B

    • Dear Peggy and Carrie,

      Thank you so much for your kindness and professionalism during my care with Dr. Byrne. Without your help I could not be navigating my recovery. Carrie, I especially appreciate your willingness to go that extra mile to get my physical therapy started. It can be discouraging making phone calls that go nowhere. You really saved the day for me. I mean it when I say, “You both inspire me to do my job the best I can.”

      Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

      - Teri W

    • Dr. Byrne

      Thank you for your outstanding care of my foot – (your staff is very nice also)!

      - Julie T

    • Dear Chris,

      Sabrina, Julie and I just wanted you to know how much we appreciate this time, effort and expertise you offered in helping Sabrina with her problem. Thanks to you, the orthotics you made and the taping and padding you recommended, her foot now has greatly improved.

    • Dear Chris and Staff

      I want to thank everyone at San Luis Podiatry for my excellent treatment over the past ten weeks. My Achilles is getter stronger everyday thanks to the wonderful care you provided. I truly appreciate the dedication, professionalism and concern from everyone. Thanks


    • Dr. Byrne

      It has been on my mind to write you a note for too long. Finally I am! The other day I ran 9 miles and at the end realized that I had no pain. I even forgot my foot/toe had been a problem. It’s been a year and it’s so good I wanted to let you know. Amazing to me! Thank you again,


    • Dr. Byrne,

      I am rarely inclined to write a doctor after an office visit; my visit to your office on December 2, 2011 is an exception. The contact with your receptionist left me with a positive feeling. I did not (as often happens) feel that my appearance at her counter interfered with her work… There were no television screens blaring nor canned music in the waiting room; just the soft gurgle of the fountain. The magazines were not about guns, geriatric health or babies…You most likely were harried but it never showed; you treated me as if I were the only patient you had and seemed willing to take as much time as necessary to go over whatever needed to be discussed….on a hectic day you (and your staff) remained calm and attentive to your clients. You were engaged as well as humorous, and illustrative in your diagnosis….you office is what the majority of medical offices are not: user-friendly. I commend you for having crafted such a relaxed/professional ambiance.

      –Katherine S


    • Dr. Byrne,

      Thanks to you I can play tennis. Not too many doctors would take the time to do what you did. It is much appreciated.

      -Mark C
    • Dear Dr. Byrne,

      I want to you to know of my sincere appreciation for the excellent care you have given me. Your knowledge and skill are very evident, and I am very thankful. I am blessed to be under your care.

      -Arleen B 
    • Dear Chris,

      Thank you to you and your staff for taking such good care of my heel. Thanks to you it has healed and I’m able to take my daily walk and drive my car again. I can get by without depending on other people.

      -Barbara R
    • Dr. Byrne,

      Thank you very much for taking such good care of Gina over the last several months.  I'ts been a comfort knowing that Gina is in good hands.  Your experience, skill and advice during her surgeries, consultations and followup appointments is truly appreciated.  Thank you also for such a wonderful staff.  They were always professional, friendly and helpful.

      -Steve & Gina

    • Dr. Byrne,

      I wanted you to know how pleasant you and your staff have been to work with so far. We have me penciled in for surgery in SLO on 11/30. If everything goes well I’ll be hitting the slopes in February as planned. I look forward to my surgery so I can be out of pain. Thanks again for your advice and for having such a friendly and helpful staff.


    • Dear Dr. Byrne,

      I am writing to express my gratitude and delight to you and Travis for my recent treatment on my ankle. As you may recall, I came to you last fall with extreme pain and frustration over the diagnosis and treatment from others before you. Frankly, I was beginning to believe my mobility would be greatly limited for the remainder of my life. That can be devastating for someone as active as I am.

      To add to my frustration and sadness, my 14-year-old granddaughter, whom I adore, invited me to be a chaperone on her Los Olivos 8th grade trip to New York, Amish Country, Gettysburg and Washington, D.C. I reluctantly agreed but was not sure I would be physically up to it.

      Thanks to your diagnosis and care, I went on the trip and enjoyed every minute pain-free. We walked for miles up and down hills, climbed countless steps, stood in lines for long periods. I not only kept up with group, I was successful in setting the pace for many of the parents who were young enough to be my own children. The only glitch in the whole trip was when I set off the security lights at all the museums and government buildings. After I explained my brace, I was passed through the gates. After a bit, it became a joke for the teens as they teased me about my illegal contraband.

      This trip will be a wonderful memory forever and I am eternally grateful to you and Travis. You helped make it possible.
      With deep gratitude,

      – Leda (Polly) E

    • Dear Chris,

      I wanted to thank you very much for all your help with my son, Tommy and also for seeing Thomas O. so quickly this past week with his foot fracture. I really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you soon in the OR.

      – Rich

    • Dear Dr. Byrne,

      I would like to thank you for doing such a terrific job on my surgery. You are an outstanding doctor and person and I have implicit trust in your care! (Coming from a nurse!) It doesn’t look like you need anymore patients but I will still recommend you to everyone I know. I have big plans for these feet of mine this year and hope to send you a card from my Machu Picchu trek. Thank you so very much.

      – Karen B.

    • Dear Dr. Byrne,

      Its been a year since the surgery repair of my post tibial tendon. The arch is much stronger, thank you for your excellent skills and technical abilities.

      – Marty D

    • Dr. Byrne,

      Thank you and your staff so very much for all you have done to keep me and my foot, healthy and well and still functioning. I deeply appreciate the extra mile and personal concern you gave me.
      Best regards,

      – Billy B

    • Dr. Byrne,

      Your expertise and your kindness were very much appreciated!

      – George W

    • Dear Dr. Byrne,

      You are awesome! You saw Todd on Monday, today is Wednesday and his toe is almost healed! Today when I looked at it I was shocked – it looks great. Between your expertise and the antibiotic, we no longer worry about infection. Thank you dear one.
      God Bless,

      – Jennie B

    • To all you guys,

      Thank you for you expression of sympathy. Thank you for your kind words and for taking such good care of Franz.

      – CeCe S

    • Dr Byrne,

      I just wanted to say “Thank You” for your expertise in giving me back the use of my foot. I really appreciate the kind and gentle manner in which you treated me at a time when I was in such pain and anxiety over what I was going to do. I’m so happy that I didn’t have to switch careers this late in the game and I owe it to you. I’m reminded daily not to take for granted the use of my feet and wanted to give you a small token of my appreciation for your surgical and people skills.
      Thank you again,

      – David I

    • Greetings!
      Thanks to Dr. Chris and all the office Staff, you have made my journey painless! You are all awesome! Smile

      – Jerry D

    • Dear Dr. Byrne,

      I want to thank you for always having a solution for my “hurts” on my toes. I told the nurse at Dr. Herten’s office yesterday that I had my ingrown toenail surgically removed. She asked if it was painful and I told her I haven’t had any pain. She replied how great of a job you did. I really appreciate you, you are great!

      – Jannette S

    • Dear Doctor Byrne,

      Thank you so much for getting us into your office so quickly for our first treatment. We did follow-up work the Doppler test and saw Dr. Anderson who we liked very much. He has ordered an MRI, thank you for caringness.

      – Barbara S

    • Community Support & Charitable Giving

      Dear Chris,

      On behalf of the Board of Directors, Staff, and the Senior Community that we serve, I want to thank you for your support and participation in the First Annual “Night of a Million Meals” fundraising event to help the Senior Nutrition Program of San Luis Obispo County. I look forward to working with you again in supporting an important program that feeds and helps Seniors in our community.

      – Elias N., Executive Director

    • Dear Chris:

      On behalf of the College of Science and Mathematics and the students of Cal Poly, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for taking the time to speak to our SCM 101- Introduction to Health Professions class. As a busy professional, we know that your free time is scarce, which makes your contribution even more meaningful.  

      As you may know, the students in the course are in the process of deciding on a health professions field. The insight you provided in your presentation could have a lasting impact on the life path they choose.  As educators, we are grateful for professionals like you who are willing to share not only about your career, but about how you achieved your goals. For many students, this encouragement is more important than anything else.  

      Thank you for your contribution to the education of our students.  

      - Kristi W., Director

    • Dear Chris-

      A big thanks for your sponsorships of our City to the Sea event. We so appreciate your yearly support as well as the amazing care you give our athletes.  Your support of our program is so valuable. Thank you so much!

      - Jani and Brian (Cuesta College)

    • Dr Chris Byrne,

      On Behalf of our organizations we would like to thank you for your very generous contribution to the Children’s Creative Project. We are delighted you will be a festival sponsor and and join in the excitement of this year’s I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival.

      – Shelley, Progam Consultant

    • Thank you for being part of our tradition of excellence. We are grateful to count you among Cal Poly’s closest friends.

      – Sandra O., VP for University Advancement

      PS. Thanks for taking such good care of all of us!

    • Chris,

      Thank you for investing in the lives of the young moms and babies that come through our doors. You really do make a difference! Your financial support not only helps us keep our doors open, you also help us to keep moving forward as we strive to be the most relevant outreach possible. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding your tax statement.
      In gratitude and appreciation,

      – Maria, Director, Lifeline CPC

    • Dear San Luis Podiatry Group,

      Thank you so much for your contribution to the 9th Annual Taryn Brigham 100-Hole Golf Marathon. With your contribution you help make it possible for us to offer real and tangible alternitves to abortion. I look forward to keeping you updated with real life testimonies of transformed lives in which you have personally played an integral role.
      With gratitude and appreciation,

      – Maria H., Director

    • Dear Chris,

      Thank you for helping me out with my big toe problem. I appreciated your effort to get me into your office on last-minute notice during the holidays and make it possible to have the surgery we discussed. After our last meeting I considered more realistically the recovery time needed. On top of the holidays, we are opening a new office in Paso in two weeks. I will likely plan the surgery for Spring 2009.
      Thanks again,

      – Kirk C

    • Dear Family and Friends,

      Thank you so much for sponsoring us in the 9th Annual Taryn Brigham Memorial Golf Marathon. Amazingly, Ernie did manage to play 100 holes. We are truly blessed to have you in our lives. May God Bless you and keep you in the coming New Year.

      – Ernie and Sheryl B

    • Dear Dr. Chris Byrne,

      I want to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting Cal Poly Athletics through your Stampede Club membership. Without the private support of alumni, fans and friends like you, it would be difficult to maintain our margin of excellence. You support of the Stampede Club is vital to the future success of Cal Poly Athletics. We appreciate your support.


      – Alison C., Directory of Athletics

    • Dear Dr. Byrne,

      Thank you so much for your generous donation of $1,000 toward Adopt-a-Family. Your support helps sustain our efforts to eliminate the effects of domestic violence in our community. All of us associated with the Women’s Shelter Program, and most especially our clients, deeply appreciate your generosity.

      – Marianne K., Executive Director

    • Dear Friends at San Luis Podiatry Group,

      On behalf of all of us associated with Wine Country Runs Half Marathon and 5K, thank you so much for your generous contribution of $1,000. Because of your sponsorship, the 13th Annual race was a tremendous success raising significant dollars for local charities and youth sports in the North County. We truly appreciate your involvement once again this year.

      – Steve M, Race Director

    • Chris,

      Thank you for your continued support and kind words for Family Care Network.

      – Ken M

    • Dear Chris,

      I’m still dancing! What a wonderful evening we had in SLO with your Pink Martini friends. Thank you for sponsoring the concert and letting the symphony be “the band” – I know that the orchestra had a great time and Paul just sparkled! I picked up your very generous donation of 15 signed Pink Martini CD’s at the PAC today. Figuring $20 each, your donation to the symphony is $300. I already gave one to another big donor and will probably give one to Paul – beyond that you will probably get at least a couple to show up at the symphony auction and the youth symphony auction. Thank you so much! I hope you had a terrific time too.

      – Sandi S

    • Dear Chris,

      I sincerely want to thank you for your donation to the Wine Country Half-Marathon. In the coming weeks, we will be distributing the proceeds to various local charities and organizations. Once again, thanks!

      – Steven M., Race Director

    • Thank you so much for your generous donation of $490.00 for tickets to Phyllis’ 22nd Annual Musical Revue. Your support helps sustain our efforts to eliminate the effects of domestic violence in our community. All of us associated with the Women’s Shelter Program, and most especially our clients, deeply appreciate your generosity.

      – Marianne K., Executive Director

    • Dear Chris,

      This is a slightly belated but much appreciated thank you for your support of our City to the Sea Race and our athletic program. We greatly appreciate all you do for Cuesta!

      – Jani J

    • San Luis Podiatry Group,

      Thank you for all you do to help us out. We greatly appreciate the extra effort you have taken in handling our athletes.

      – Cal Poly

    • Dear Dr. Byrne and Staff,

      You guys are the best! It’s kind of hard to say it any other way to express how I feel about the truly human care I received from all of you during my surgical experiences with you guys as well as my last injury. You guys were all right there in all the best ways possible every time I came in to the office or called. Seems to me that in this world too many people don’t take a minute to say thank you and show appreciation for the kindnesses shown them by other people. I don’t want to be “those” people. So, a great, huge, big thank you to all of you for making what could have been an unpleasant situation as pleasant as it could have been.
      Thanks again,

      – Darla R

      PS. You will be getting all the referrals from me too!

    • Dr. Byrne and Staff,
      It is such a unique experience these days to find a health care provider and office as excellent as yours. All my visits have been painless and I always feel welcomed. It is a pleasure to come in for appointments because the staff are all so helpful, cheerful and efficient. Thank you for all your kindness and consideration.

      – Annabelle D

    • Dear Chris,

      This letter is to thank San Luis Podiatry for the generous donation to the Five Cities AYSO Region 83 Boys under 12 All Star Team. Team United did very well in the tournament, everyone had a fantastic time and will remember this event for the rest of their lives. The trip would not have been a success without your help! Thank you, again for your generosity and continued support of youth soccer and our local community!

      – Team United

    • Dear Sponsor:

      On behalf of the City of San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department we would like to thank San Luis Podiatry Group for your sponsorship of the 2008 San Luis Obispo Triathlon. The event was a huge success due in part to your gracious sponsorship. Thanks again for your sponsorship, hope to see you back in 2009.

      – Rich O., Recreation Supervisor

    • Dear Dr. Byrne,

      On behalf on the Board of Directors of the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation, I want to thank you for you contribution. Thank you for your generous gift and your support of the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation.

      – Barry V

    • Dear Dr. Byrne,

      Thank you so much for the generous donation to the Breast Cancer Foundation. I appreciate your support of my participation in the Avon Walk. Not to forget the support you provide to my feet!
      All the best,

      – Jane C

    • Dear San Luis Podiatry Group,

      Family Care Network wishes to thank those who chose to give and share in the goals of our agency in 2008. More than ever, your support helps us to continue providing services to children and families in San Luis Obispo.

      – Financial and Administrative Support Supervisor

    • San Luis Podiatry Group,

      Thank you for your generous donation of shoe list flyers for the Wine Country half marathon, and 5k run. The race was a huge success and because of your generosity many groups will benefit this year.
      Thank you again,

      – Mary Ann B

    • Dear San Luis Podiatry Group,

      Thank you for you generous donation. It will add to the success of the San Luis Obispo County YMCA. Our mission at the Y is to develop the whole person – spirit, mind and body – through value based programs that build strong kids and families. We sincerely appreciate your support and look forward to working together towards a prosperous community for all of us.
      Many thanks,

      – Lindsey W., Fitness Director, YMCA

    • Dear Friends,

      The staff and volunteers at Loaves and Fishes would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generosity this past year. Your contribution to the Andy Marques Memorial Golf Tournament is much appreciated. Because of your commitment and faithfulness to our work many needs are being met in our community. Thank you again for your assistance and caring about meeting the needs of others.

      – Carol K

    • Dear Dr. Byrne,

      Thank you very much for your participation in the Candy Corn Classic, a fundraiser which benefited the Southern California chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Your support truly contributed to the success of our event and will bring us closer to ending the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. Thank you again, and we look forward to your continued support.
      Yours in good health,

      – Jenny O

    • Dear Dr. Byrne,

      In appreciation of your gift to the Women’s Soccer Fund and Cal Poly Arts, I am delighted to welcome you to the Cal Poly Centennial Society. You honor us with your generous gift. Your gift to Cal Poly helps us to sustain the margin of excellence that makes the University a special place.
      You have our thanks!

      – Sandra O

    • Dear San Luis Podiatry Group,

      Thank you so much for your recent donation of household items and holiday gifts to our Adopt-A-Family Program. Your support helps sustain our efforts to eliminate the effects of domestic violence in our community. All of us associated with the Women’s Shelter Program, and most especially our clients, deeply appreciate your generosity.

      – Marianne K