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.


Facial Rejuvenation with Rhinoplasty, Neck Lipo, Facial Fat Grafting

Facial Rejuvenation with Rhinoplasty, Neck Lipo, Facial Fat Grafting

Face is the most prominent part of the body from an aesthetic perspective. It is also the most complex because of multiple facial features and components that must appear in balance and harmony with each other to produce an attractive facial appearance. However, aging, hereditary factors, weight loss or gain, and other reasons can compromise the facial features, which may be corrected with plastic surgery.

Dr. Gary Motykie is a leading board certified plastic surgeon providing innovative and advanced surgical and non-surgical procedures for the face. Sometimes Dr. Motykie may combine multiple procedures to achieve most desirable outcomes for his patients. As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Patient Testimonial – Micah

Micah had been unhappy with the appearance of his nose, and wished to improve its shape in order to enhance the overall facial balance and proportion. He decided to look for a suitable nose surgeon, and was recommended the name of Dr. Motykie by his sister who had received a revision procedure from Dr. Motykie with outstanding results.

Micah met Dr. Motykie for a consultation, and explained his aesthetic need to improve the shape of his nose with plastic surgery. Dr. Motykie encouraged him to discuss his facial aesthetic concerns frankly and made him feel assured about the procedures. The patient also mentioned about his concerns about eye bags and general signs of aging on the face.

As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Motykie recommended rhinoplasty along with facial fat grafting and neck liposuction to achieve most comprehensive and desirable results for the patient. Micah’s family was concerned about whether the essential integrity and identity of the face would remain intact after the procedures. Dr. Motykie took pictures of the face prior to the procedure and after the procedure. The results made the patient as well as his family very pleased.

Dr. Motykie knows from experience that any changes to key facial features such as the nose must be carried out in relation to the rest of the face and neck, and not in isolation. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive state of the art procedures from Dr. Motykie.

Key Facial Procedures

Dr. Motykie offers the following major facial surgery procedures according to the unique aesthetic needs of a patient:

  • Balance Profile
  • Brow Lift
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Eyes (Lower Blepharoplasty)
  • Eyes (Upper Blepharoplasty)
  • Facelift
  • Facial Fat Grafting
  • Facial Reshaping
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Otoplasty
  • Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty may be the right procedure for the purpose of straightening a crooked nose, changing the angle of the nose, removing a nasal bump, refining the nasal tip, changing the nostril shape, lifting a droopy tip, or making functional improvements to the nose.

If the patient has excess fat deposits in the neck area, it can be corrected with neck liposuction surgery. Loss of volume in the cheeks can be addressed with facial fat grafting surgery. These techniques may be performed together to build a more harmonious and youthful facial appearance.

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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