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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Dr. Gary Motykie is a board certified plastic surgeon providing state of the art reconstructive and cosmetic surgery procedures of the breast, body, and face. Dr. Motykie enjoys a high reputation and trust among his patients as a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, and ensures personalized care and attention to every patient. He is passionate about achieving total patient satisfaction in all surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures without compromising the patient’s health or safety.

Employing innovative and advanced plastic surgery techniques, Dr. Motykie is able to achieve more natural looking and longer lasting outcomes. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities who are looking for a committed and experienced cosmetic surgeon may visit Dr. Motykie’s practice.

Expertise in a Variety of Procedures

Due to his extensive training and experience, Dr. Motykie is one of the few Beverly Hills plastic surgeons who are well-versed in a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures. His expertise extends to procedures such as mommy makeover, abdominoplasty, liposuction, breast implants, breast lift, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, facelift, rhinoplasty, brow lift, butt augmentation, chin augmentation, fat grafting, and several others.

As an experienced surgeon, he is in a position to customize every cosmetic surgery procedure according to the patient’s unique anatomy, personal aesthetic goals and overall health condition. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby locations have an opportunity to receive fantastic, sterling, and precise plastic surgery procedures from Dr. Motykie.

Professional Education

Dr. Motykie earned his medical degree from the Northwestern University in Chicago. He further achieved his first postgraduate fellowship in advanced surgical research. Thereafter, he continued his academic journey with training in plastic surgery at the University of Texas, where he had an opportunity to work along with some of the renowned cosmetic surgeons.

Dr. Motykie also completed an Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship in Beverly Hills. Apart from his academic accomplishments, Dr. Motykie has also published various papers and articles in respected scientific journals related to cosmetic surgery, and presented his research work nationally.

Appearances in the Media

The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the LA Times are some of the leading national publications that have featured Dr. Motykie several times. Popular TV shows such as Dr. Phil, ACCESS Hollywood, EXTRA, Inside Edition, and SPIKE TV have invited him as a guest. Plastic Surgery: Before & After, a popular program on the Discovery Channel as well as Dr. 90210, a series from E! Entertainment have also featured Dr. Motykie.


Dr. Motykie’s treatment philosophy centers round the patient. Each decision at the practice is taking with the patient’s interests as the top consideration. Dr. Motykie and his team believe that the best results in plastic surgery are achieved when the patient’s expectations are surpassed, and yet the results do not look obvious to others.

The practice employs the latest and most innovative surgical technologies and techniques in order to excel in every procedure. Compassion and personalized care for every patient across all types surgical and non-surgical procedures lies at the heart of Dr. Motykie’s treatment philosophy.

To see more services and treatments provided by Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Motykie in Beverly Hills | Los Angeles and his team please visit:

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