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.


Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery – Types of Lifts, Cost, Recovery, & Results

Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery – Types of Lifts, Cost, Recovery, & Results

Breast augmentation is the second most popular plastic surgery procedure in the US today after liposuction. The introduction of new, FDA approved highly cohesive silicone implants has led to even greater safety and aesthetic enhancement in this procedure. Every year more women seek this surgery for cosmetic and other reasons.

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Right Candidates

Women usually seek breast augmentation for cosmetic reasons, but in some cases, it may also be a part of breast reconstruction surgery. This plastic surgery procedure may be recommended to women facing one or more of the following conditions:

• The woman is unhappy with her naturally small sized breasts or micromastia.
• The woman’s breasts are unevenly sized or asymmetrical.
• The woman seeks larger sized breasts purely for aesthetic reasons.
• The woman has suffered loss of breast volume following a pregnancy or breastfeeding.
• The woman suffers from congenital defects in one or both breasts.
• The woman has experienced loss of breast tissue due to an injury or mastectomy.

Customizable Surgery

Breast augmentation procedure can be customized to suit the unique anatomical condition and personal aesthetic needs of a woman. The most appropriate choices must be made in order to ensure optimal results with breast augmentation. As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Motykie is in the best position to provide this procedure to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.

Choice of Breast Implants

Patients can choose between saline and silicone implants. Among silicone implants, the patient will have the choice of form stable or highly cohesive implants. Implant sizes vary from 120cc to 960cc, and implant shape can be round or anatomical shape.

Choice of Placement Position

The placement of breast implants in the surgically created breast pocket may be made below the pectoral muscle or in front of the muscle, behind the breast tissue.

Choice of Incision Location

The incision in case of breast implant surgery may be placed underneath the breast crease, along the areola, or in the armpits. In a few cases, even a transumbilical incision may be placed to insert the implants.


Recovery will vary according to the location of incision and the placement position of implants, but most women will be able to resume their normal activities in about 10 to 14 days. Swelling will disappear gradually over several months. Results are usually long lasting, healthy and sustainable when the procedure is performed by a trained and experienced plastic surgeon.

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Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery – Types of Lifts, Cost, Recovery, & Results

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