Notice of Data Incident
August 1, 2023

Dear Patients:
We post this Notice pursuant to the United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) to inform you about a data incident involving an unauthorized release of patient Protected Health Information (“PHI”), as that is defined by HIPAA, at Gary Motykie, M.D., a Medical Corporation and Gary Motykie, M.D. (“Practice”), a covered entity under HIPAA.

PHI, as defined by HIPAA, is information that is “created, received, maintained, or transmitted by or on behalf of the health care component of the Covered Entity.” § 164.105 (a)(2)(i)(D). Information that is created or received by a Covered Entity and that relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual; or the past, present, or future payment for the provision of healthcare to an individual is considered PHI. PHI is required to be protected when transmitted or maintained in any form by a Covered Entity. Individual identifiers (including but not limited to name, address, telephone number, fax, email address, social security number, medical record number, etc.) maintained in a designated record set along with health information (including but not limited to x-rays, images, scans, physician notes, diagnoses, treatment, eligibility approvals, claims, remittances, etc.) are collectively considered PHI.

Event Description:
On or about June 6, 2023, an initial technical analysis of the Practice’s information technology network determined an unauthorized release of PHI occurred to an unknown third party. The initial analysis determined that the unknown third party accessed the Practice’s network. It was further determined that the unknown third party acquired some of the Practice’s patient’s unencrypted PHI and that party was not authorized to do so and did so in an unlawful manner.

The information that may have been accessed or acquired during this unauthorized access included:

  • First and last name 
  • Social Security Number (if provided)
  • Address
  • Driver’s license or identification card number
  • Financial account or payment card number, in combination with any required CVV code
  • Intake forms, which may include medical information and history
  • Images taken in connection with the services rendered at our office
  • Health insurance information (if provided)
Steps Taken to Address:
Upon discovery, the Practice took the following immediate steps to address the situation:
  • Computers and servers replaced
  • Network passwords changed
  • Endpoint detection, virus, and malware detection tools and software installed on workstations and server
  • Limitations concerning Internet access
  • Access controls put in place for users based on role and responsibility
  • Server policies in place
  • Device locking mechanisms
  • Multi factor authentication enabled
  • Network segregation efforts
  • Encryption of devices
  • Additional workforce training
Risk Assessment:

The Practice conducted a risk assessment to evaluate the potential harm to potentially impacted individuals. Based on that assessment, it is determined that there is a high risk of harm. It is essential for potentially impacted individuals to remain vigilant in monitoring their personal accounts and data and promptly report any suspicious activity to law enforcement or their financial institutions.

Assistance and Resources:
Starting on or about June 22, 2023, letters were mailed to patients providing the following resources to assist the potentially impacted individuals, offering at no cost:
  • two (2) years of no cost Triple Bureau Credit Monitoring/Triple Bureau Credit Report/Triple Bureau Credit Score/Cyber Monitoring services.
  • the services also include reviewing whether Information appears on the dark web and alert the individual if such Information is found online.
  • proactive fraud assistance to help with any questions in event a potentially impacted persons becomes a victim of fraud.

Steps to Prevent Future Incidents: We deeply regret any inconvenience or concern this Incident may cause. The Practice is taking numerous steps to help prevent similar Incidents in the future. We will continue to review and enhance our security measures, policies, and employee training.

If you failed to receive your letter in the mail, and/or if there is a concern your mailing address has changed since you were a patient at the Practice, please contact 1-800-405-6108 or call our office immediately at 310-246-2355 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific time, Monday through Friday.


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Your Beverly Hills Breast Augmentation Plastic SurgeonDr. Gary Motykie is a board certified plastic surgeon offering advanced and innovative plastic surgery procedures, including breast augmentation. Dr. Motykie will carefully evaluate a patient’s health condition, breast anatomy and personal aesthetic goals before recommending breast augmentation.

He will educate the patient about all aspects of breast augmentation, and help her make informed choices of the type of breast implants, the location of incisions, and the placement position of implants. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie provides breast augmentation to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.


Holistic Approach

Dr. Motykie believes in adopting a holistic approach to a procedure such as breast augmentation plastic surgery. According to him, the goal should be to create a healthy, attractive, and natural looking figure rather than just increasing the size of breasts.

Therefore, Dr. Motykie will recommend the appropriate size and type of implants, create discreet incisions, and if required, combine the procedure with other surgical or non-surgical options after finalizing the surgical plan in close consultation with the patient.


Customized Treatment

According to Dr. Motykie, breast augmentation is one of the more customizable surgeries. He will tailor the procedure to match the patient’s unique needs. In some cases, he may recommend breast augmentation in conjunction with breast lift to meet the patient’s aesthetic needs.

He emphatically rejects the one-size-fits-all approach to cosmetic surgery, and treats each patient according to their individual requirements. As a result, Dr. Motykie enjoys high patient satisfaction levels in procedures such as breast augmentation.


Comfort, Privacy, Safety

For performing a major procedure such as breast augmentation, Dr. Motykie recommends general anesthesia, and will work only with board certified anesthesiologists. He may give medication to the patient prior to the surgery to keep them relaxed. He is able to complete the entire procedure in about one hour.

Dr. Motykie will perform breast augmentation procedures only at a fully accredited, AAAASF certified surgical center. He prioritizes the patient’s safety, comfort, and privacy above all else. He will take precautions against blood clotting in every case, and will include a minimum of anti-embolic stockings and sequential compression devices (SCDs) on the lower extremities during the entire length of the surgery.


ASPS Membership

 Dr. Motykie is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The ASPS is the world’s largest plastic surgery specialty organization, which represents nearly 95 percent of all board certified plastic surgeons in the United States.

Each of the board certified plastic surgeons has obtained at least five years of surgical training, including a minimum of two years specifically in the specialty area of plastic surgery. Experienced plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.


Media Appearances

Dr. Motykie has consistently contributed to the field of plastic surgery in several ways. He has earned recognition in the media and has participated in top TV shows, including the E! Channel’s Dr 90210, the Discovery Channel’s Plastic surgery Before & After, his personal appearances on Extreme Dr 90210, celebrity plastic surgery, VH1, MTV, Inside Edition, Extra and Dr. Phil. He has been mentioned in leading publications such as the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal.


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