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.


Calf Augmentation (Lower Leg Implants) Before And After Photos

Calf Augmentation 

Calf Augmentation (Lower Leg Implants) Before And After PhotosCalf implant surgery is a form of less invasive procedure that helps in enhancing the stability, appearance and strength of lower legs. Your legs would appear more muscular and toned after the procedure. The surgeon will insert silicone implants to better sculpt your legs. However, your cosmetic surgeon will help you understand the various aspects of the surgery before finalizing the procedure.

Your cosmetic surgeon may show you before and after images of the procedure and its effects on previous patients as well. This is to help you attain a better understanding of how the procedure works and what you can expect from it. Feel free to ask questions related to these pictures at the time of your initial consultation.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides calf augmentation surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Visual Evidence Helps Strengthen Confidence

Experienced cosmetic surgeons use visual evidence during the pre-op discussion. This is usually in the form of before and after pictures of previous patients. New patients can understand the procedure in a better way and attain a deeper perspective. Before and after images also help in ensuring greater transparency between the patient and the cosmetic surgeon.

Now images for this exact surgery are not on the website now. This does not mean calf augmentation photos cannot be uploaded on the site in their own category at any time. But for now, during the mandatory consultation, you will have to ask to see photos such as this because they are not on the website currently.

Before and after pictures help patients understand how the lower leg implants surgery will work for them. Patients tend to attain greater confidence in a surgeon and their abilities when faced with visual proof. Additionally, prospective patients can get convinced better by looking at the changes in the lower limbs of past patients. They feel that if a procedure worked on somebody else, it will work on them as well.

Lower leg implants ‘before and after’ photos help in building a sense of reassurance and security as well. Patients can feel more confident and trust their cosmetic surgeon completely.

Pictures Speak Beyond Words

Images are worth more than words. They can help portray the true meaning behind words or an idea. Your surgeon can better explain the procedure and its results by showing you images. Sometimes, verbal cues are open to translation and interpretation. You may also find the idea of a stronger or sculpted calf incredulous.

However, you may trust better after looking at before and after images of other patients. Medical procedures can be complicated to understand and barriers to language do not make things easier. Visual cues can help you get a better grasp of the procedure. However, it’s vital the surgeon doesn’t photoshop or use fake images which Dr. Motykie does not do nor would ever do.

Publishing on Social Media Platform

People cannot resist the pull of social media. Its inbred into our minds and life. This is why it is important to post before and after images on social media platforms, such as YouTube, Facebook, and Pinterest. Plastic surgeons can always capitalize on this and promote their procedures.

Dr. Motykie’s success is based on many facets but one of them is transparency. He does not want anyone signing up for a surgery unless they know what they are signing up for and this is why digital imagery is so critical.

Pertaining to social media, this helps prospective patients attain information about calf augmentation surgeries even before consulting with a surgeon. Images published on social media profiles help in building awareness. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for calf augmentation surgery.

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