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. Motykie Launches New Vitamin Line for Holistic Health

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Dr. Motykie Launches New Vitamin Line for Holistic Health

Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Gary Motykie, has addressed a long-standing need of many of his patients by launching a new vitamin line. These safe and proven vitamin based supplements are aimed at supporting overall health and fitness for men and women seeking to improve their health, youthfulness, and aesthetic appearance.

Dr. Motykie has ensured for all the products in his vitamin that they contain no yeast, gluten, soy, milk/dairy, corn, sodium, starch, artificial coloring, artificial preservatives/flavoring or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).

Fish Oil (30 soft gels) $25

Skin Hydration & Elasticity

Fish oils include Omega 3, which not only supports joint health and function, but also helps reduce skin inflammation occurring due to sun exposure and promotes hydration of the skin. Fish oils support vascular health, which enables an increased oxygenation of the skin and skin structures. This can help in minimizing sun damage and wrinkle formation and increase in skin elasticity.

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Multi-Strain Probiotic (60 capsules) $30

Immune & GI Health

About 70 to 80% of the immune cells of the human body are present in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Studies have shown that multi strain probiotics can modulate an immune response through the mucosal immune system of the gut. A variety of GI diseases and allergies can be addressed with a treatment involving probiotics due to their anti-inflammatory potential.

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Bromelain (60 capsules) $10

Reduces Post-Surgical Inflammation, Bruising & Swelling

Bromelain enzyme is present in pineapple juice and stem, and is known for its medicinal properties. It is used for reduction in swelling, bruising and inflammation that may occur following a surgical procedure. Bromelain also helps enhance the absorption of antibiotics, and supports the body’s natural process to get rid of excess fat. When combined with other ingredients, Bromelain may also help improve joint function and reduce pain in arthritis patients.

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Calcium/Magnesium (90 tablets) $12

Bone Health & Disease Prevention

Bone health is critical to reduce the risk of fractures and osteoporosis. Calcium and magnesium are two essential building blocks that support long-term bone health. Calcium and magnesium supplements can help an individual to improve bone density and prevent certain diseases. Calcium and magnesium also aid in better absorption of vitamin D, which is necessary for bone health and disease prevention.

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Multi Vitamin (60 tablets) $36

Improved Energy & Cognitive Function

Multi vitamin supplements provide essential dosages of several important vitamins, minerals and iron that support healthy growth, energy, vitality, and cognitive function. Two of the B vitamins, vitamin B12, and folate are required to maintain nerve impulse propagation. Furthermore, B vitamins are necessary to support the conducting function of nerves. Iron is essential for the development of oligodendrocytes and myelin producing brain cells.

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Arnica – Coming Soon

Arnica is a natural medication that can be applied to the skin to reduce swelling and pain associated with bruises, aches and arthritis. It can also address muscular pain, acne breakouts, and chapped lips. Superficial phlebitis or swollen and painful veins near the skin surface can also be treated with Arnica.

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