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.


Botox Brow Lift And Forehead Lift

Forehead Lift

Botox Brow Lift And Forehead LiftHumans don’t just develop lines on their forehead with age. The face also tends to lose volume. Majority of people experience a significant sagging in their brows too. This wrinkled appearance on the forehead can make one look angry or scowling. Nonsurgical treatments, like Botox injections can be used for correcting these aging effects.

Motykie Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides Botox brow lift and Botox forehead lift procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

What is Botox Brow Lift and Botox Forehead Lift?

Botox is an effective yet simple way of achieving a nonsurgical brow lift. Botox brow lift is useful in removing forehead lines and raising sagging eyebrows. It also helps in reducing the appearance of upper eyelid hooding. Your treatment provider will inject a small amount of Botox in the lateral aspect of the eyebrows to provide a lift to droopy brows.

The forehead can be essentially raised by injecting tiny amounts of Baby Botox in key areas of the forehead and glabella. You will achieve a more youthful appearance and look visibly relaxed. Noninvasive forehead and brow lifts are preferred by several patients over plastic surgery options. You can achieve an elegant and subtle enhancement by using Botox or botulinum toxin.

There are several ways of injecting Botox in the forehead. The approach chosen will depend on your unique anatomy. The procerus muscle (muscle between the eyebrows) will need to be injected if you have very low-set droopy brows. A small amount of Botox will also need to be placed around the orbicularus oculi muscles (muscles around the eyes) for pulling the down the brow’s tail.

In addition, there are times when the upper area of the forehead will need to be injected to relax the muscle. This will allow the brows to be pulled up more.

Need for Skilled Botox Injection Provider

The “Jack Nicholson look” or the “Spock brow” is a potential side effect to this treatment. This typically occurs when the side muscles on the forehead are pulled harder than the central portion. This causes an unnaturally arched eyebrow.

A skilled med spa treatment provider can easily correct the “Spock look” by using a small amount of Botox injected laterally in the forehead. Additionally, the brow may look heavier if too much Botox is injected. The eyebrows will move down making the eyelids look heavier and the eyes appear smaller.

You should consult with a Botox expert for the best and most natural results. Seasoned treatment providers will try not to over-inject patients. Instead, they will leave them with a rejuvenated and beautiful appearance.

Botox Results

Botox effects can be seen in 3 – 5 days following the injectable med spa treatment. The full effects will become noticeable only after 14 days. The delayed onset is because of the time taken by botulinum toxin to react with the body. The results will last anywhere from 3 – 4 months depending on your unique body.

Motykie Medical Spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for innovative and advanced Botox brow lift and Botox forehead lift procedures.

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