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.


Dr. Gary Motykie: Your Beverly Hills Breast Implant Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Gary Motykie: Your Beverly Hills Breast Implant Plastic SurgeonBreast augmentation or breast implants is a plastic surgery procedure designed to enlarge the size of breasts to make them more proportionate and attractive. The procedure is typically performed on women with naturally small breasts or those who have experienced loss of breast volume. However, in some cases, breast implant surgery may also be performed as a part of breast reconstruction following a mastectomy.

Dr. Gary Motykie is a leading Bevelry Hills breast implant cosmetic surgeon providing state of the art surgical procedures. Dr. Motykie strives to meet the unique aesthetic goals of each patient, and customizes the breast augmentation procedure in the best possible way. He receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles and surrounding locations for breast surgery and other procedures.

Using Principles of Art and Science

According to Dr. Motykie, the best outcomes in a plastic surgery procedure such as breast augmentation can be achieved when the surgeon combines the principles of both art and science. He employs his sense of aesthetic art along with the most scientifically advanced surgical techniques to produce visually appealing as well as healthy and sustainable results in every case.

This integrative approach to surgery ensures very high levels of patient satisfaction in every breast implant procedure Dr. Motykie performs. Results appear more natural looking, and more in consonance with the patient’s overall body appearance. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities who are seeking breast augmentation from a reputed and experienced cosmetic surgeon may consult with Dr. Motykie.

Education and Training

Dr. Motykie completed his degree in medicine at the Northwestern University, and followed it with a degree in plastic surgery from the University of Texas. Here he had the opportunity to perform surgical procedures at a world class facility for cancer and burn reconstruction. Thereafter, Dr. Motykie went on to complete a fellowship in Advanced Cosmetic Surgery from Beverly Hills in 2004.

For more than a decade, since the completion of his academic journey, Dr. Motykie has been providing state of the art solutions in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He sums up his treatment philosophy in the following words: “I focus on the human body as a whole in my practice. Rather than providing a ‘quick fix’ solution at the cheapest possible price, it is preferable to provide a quality procedure that will enhance healing time, outcomes, improve overall health and slow the effects of the aging process.”

Awards and Honors

Some of the major awards and honors that Dr. Motykie has achieved during the course of his career include 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 is also the founder of “The Healing Curve,” which is a nonprofit helping patients who are in need of breast repair and reconstruction.

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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