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 Patient Review: Revision Rhinoplasty, Chin Implant, Neck Lift, Buccal Fat Removal – Los Angeles, CA

“I’m a 32 years old male who had 2 previous Rhinoplasties one done in 1999 and the other 2001. My first Rhino was horrible all I needed was hump and tip reduction the surgeon ruined my nose he made it very saddle wide piggy nose. I Had to wait year and half so I can fix it. My second rhinoplasty was little better but still it was crooked, concave short feminine nose. I want it more masculine straight, higher, longer and make the tip more downward. So in 2014 I had online consultation with Dr. Motykie and at the time I gained a lot of weight and I always hated my chubby cheeks and double chin and I asked for neck lift and buccal fat removal. After seeing my photos he suggested to add chin implant to balance my profile. So we finalized that I would do the 4 procedures. I did my surgery on January 14 2015, and the results were amazing.

When I met him in real for my consultation the day before surgery, he was very confident and we discussed what do I need in each procedure and he told me what would look best on me. He rushed a little bit during the consultation and I felt nervous but he was very confident and told me before surgery we will have another meeting to make sure everything is on track. During the day of the surgery we discussed everything in details. The 4 procedures took around 2 and half hours to 3 hours, I was worried after I woke up because it was very short time and I was afraid from the results. Here is my review for each procedure.

Buccal fat, First I was very impressed of how my cheeks are more sculpted from second day which there were lots of bruising. After one month now my cheeks looks amazing very sculpted nice cheeks made huge difference. The recovery was easy, third day after surgery I was brushing my teeth but regarding eating it took me like 4 days to eat normally, first few days I couldn’t open my mouth normally because I had buccal fat, chin implant and neck lift so it was hard to chew the food.

The necklift looks very nice contoured jaw line and no fat under my chin almost 95% of the fat is gone but it’s still some lumps but they told me it will be better by time. So I’m waiting to see final results in few months but from now it looks 95% perfect.

My chin implant was very swollen the first week and I wasn’t very comfortable because of the stiffness I had crooked smile and I couldn’t pronounce the letter S I couldn’t talk properly. I had crooked lips and smile this stayed for like 3 weeks, week 4 for its like 95% natural. I talk normally now and swelling is much better than before but I will see final results in few months but from now it looks very natural and it fits my face very well, it made a difference in both frontal and profile view.

My nose, the results are very good. High straight nose like I requested, I also wanted my radix to be little higher than before he made it for me, the nose is little longer and tip is little down but not the degree that I wanted but still it’s too early to judge because I’m just one month post-op and there is little supratip depression on my right side but it’s still lots of swelling so I will see in few months if its swelling or not. But the results overall is amazing.

Overall Dr. Motykie and his staff are very professional and friendly Specially Jade and Menal both are amazing and always reply to my emails or calls after my surgery to ask any additional questions regarding post opt care. And the results are very good regarding the procedures I had I will defiantly recommend him hes’s worth it.” –  ahmedrs

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