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 Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping Surgery) Plastic SurgeonRhinoplasty, commonly known as nose surgery or nose job, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to reshape or resize the nose in sync with the rest of the facial features. The goal is to enhance the overall facial profile and appearance and make a person look more attractive. In some cases, rhinoplasty may also be combined with other facial surgical or non-surgical procedures.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie is experienced in providing rhinoplasty and other surgical and non-surgical procedures. As a committed Beverly Hills rhinoplasty plastic surgeon, Dr. Motykie will tailor the procedure to meet the unique aesthetic needs of a patient.

Apart from his plastic surgery practice, Dr. Motykie provides Botox, dermal fillers, laser skin resurfacing and other non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments at the Motykie Medical Spa. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to seek innovative and effective aesthetic solutions at the medspa.

Choosing the Right Surgeon

Rhinoplasty is an intricate procedure that should ideally be performed by a highly skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeon to achieve safe and desirable outcomes. Dr. Motykie’s training and experience puts him in a strong position to perform such procedures. He commands a high reputation in the region as a pre-eminent Beverly Hills nose surgery plastic surgeon.

One of the added advantages of rhinoplasty or other procedures with Dr. Motykie is that the patient also gets access to state of the art non-surgical procedures at Motykie Medical Spa. Under Dr. Motykie’s direct supervision and guidance, patients can achieve optimal outcomes when rhinoplasty is combined with a non-invasive procedure as needed. Motykie medspa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.

Educational Background

Dr. Motykie earned an undergraduate degree in the field of bio-medical engineering, where he was involved in the research and development of artificial organs and prosthetics. He graduated with top honors and won several awards during this period. Dr. Motykie went ahead to pursue a degree in medicine at the Northwestern University, followed by training in plastic surgery at the University of Texas.

He completed an Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship in Beverly Hills in 2004. He has spent the last decade focusing on utilizing his extensive skills and experience to help his patients achieve outstanding aesthetic results through surgical and non-surgical procedures. He strives to deliver holistic outcomes that also improve overall health and reduce the impact of aging, while meeting or exceeding the patient’s aesthetic expectations.

Recognition and Awards

Dr. Motykie has several honors and awards for his achievements in the area of plastic surgery and non-surgical aesthetic solutions, including the following:

  • America’s Top Plastic Surgeons, Consumer Research Council of America
  • Patient’s Choice Award, American Registry, 2009
  • American Medical Association, Physician’s Recognition Award, 2009, 2005
  • Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2011-12
  • Celebrate Life Foundation, Physician Recognition Award, 2007
  • Cambridge, Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals in Healthcare, “Honors Edition” of the Registry, 2007-12
  • “The Leading Physicians of the World” by The International Association of Plastic Surgeons

Dr. Motykie has also been featured in leading national publications and television networks in the US.

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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