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.


Dermal Fillers To Soften Facial Creases And Wrinkles

Decrease Wrinkles

Dermal Fillers To Soften Facial Creases And WrinklesA large number of women and men are unhappy with fine lines and wrinkles because it makes them appear older than they actually are. Dermal filler injectables can be used for diminishing aging lines and restoring a youthful facial appearance.

Motykie Med Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides dermal filler injections for softening facial creases and wrinkles to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Types of Facial Fillers for Wrinkle Reduction

Calcium Hydroxylapatite

Brand name: Radiesse

Calcium hydroxylapatite is a naturally occurring mineral compound in the human body. This dermal filler is used for:

  • Nasolabial folds, frown lines, and marionette lines among other moderate to severe creases
  • Enhancing facial contours and fullness of the cheeks
  • Improving in facial areas with atrophy

Calcium hydroxylapatite used in Radiesse is biosynthetically produced. This means that no animal products are used. This reduces the risk of having an allergic reaction. You won’t require skin testing as well. This dermal filler is known for producing natural results. It doesn’t cause any lumps or migrate. Side effects and complications are rare as well. The dermal filler was earlier used in dentistry with a long safety record.

Hyaluronic Acid

Brand names: Captique, Esthélis, Hylaform, Juvederm, Perlane, Prevelle, Restylane

Hyaluronic acid injectables can be used for improving the contour of the skin and reducing depressions because of injury, scars and lines. You can use hyaluronic acid-based fillers for improving:

  • Cheek depressions
  • Acne scars
  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Deep smile lines or nasolabial furrows
  • Redefining lip border
  • Marionette lines
  • Scars including acne, burns and the ones caused by wounds
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Other types of facial scars
  • Worry lines running across the forehead

Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the human body. There are high concentrations of this substance in soft connective tissues and the fluid that surrounds the eyes. HA is also present in skin tissue and joint and cartilage fluids.

This compound is extracted and reformulated to mimic the natural substance. It has become one of the more popular active ingredients in dermal fillers because of its safety and efficacy. Hyaluronic acid is also injected in the aching joints of patients suffering from arthritis. It provides extra cushioning and relieves pain.

Polylactic Acid

Brand name: Sculptra

Polylactic acid is a type of synthetic dermal filler. It is injected in the face and causes the body to produce collagen. This type of wrinkle reducing dermal filler injectable is usually known as a stimulator. Polylactic acid dermal fillers are known to work particularly well when used in the lower half of the face. It can be used for:

  • Filling the lines caused by laughing
  • Plumping thin lips
  • Treating nasolabial folds

Polylactic acid based dermal fillers are not the same as other wrinkle reducing fillers. They don’t provide immediate results. Instead, they work to produce collagen in the body. Results usually appear gradually over a period of next few weeks or months depending on individual anatomy.

You would probably require three monthly treatments for achieving desired results. There is a re-stimulation of collagen production with each medical spa injectable treatment with Sculptra Aesthetic. Motykie Med Spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for dermal fillers to soften facial creases and wrinkles.

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