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.


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Facial Reshaping Surgery Before And After PhotosFacial reshaping surgery is performed for enhancing or improving the appearance of the cheeks, jawline, chin, and other facial areas. Many people are not satisfied with the way their face appears. These people can re-contour and reshape their face through facial reshaping plastic surgery.

The surgery may involve inserting implants into the cheeks, chin, or jawline for creating a shapelier and augmented face. Bone re-contouring may also be involved in some cases. The cosmetic surgeon will show facial reshaping before and after images to help you understand how the procedure works during the initial consultation.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides safe and proven cosmetic facial reshaping procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Providing Motivation to take Action

When your surgeon educates and informs you about innovative treatment options, such as lip augmentation, you would feel more hopeful and positive. However, you may not be clear about the kind of visible improvements or changes that may occur with this treatment. Facial reshaping before and after images provide more clarity about the way the treatment can improve your appearance.

There will be certain differences in images of different patients, which will help you form reasonable expectations. You can achieve satisfying results when you know what the facial reshaping cosmetic surgery can or cannot do for you.

Imagine the Impossible with Before and After Images

When you consider altering the way you appear, it can be hard to place your mind at ease. Your treatment provider will do everything possible for informing or reassuring you about how patients may benefit from the treatment. Pictures speak volume. You could have a new world of possibilities opened before you when you are presented with photographic evidence.

Now these images are not on the site but that means very little since sites can be updated in about the same time it takes to watch a Little League softball game. You have to attend a consultation and this is something you need to bring up then. Dr. Motykie’s consultation are some of the best in the business which is why his practice is so successful.

Reassurance in Skills

You may want to see visual evidence about the past performance of the surgeon if you are visiting them for the first time. Facial reshaping ‘before and after’ pictures serve as an excellent resource for demonstrating the skill level of the treatment provider.

Certain treatment experts create and maintain an online portfolio of procedures performed in the past. This allows them to showcase their capabilities and skills. It is possible for the physical transformations to take place in stages. The surgeon may choose to show an online collage or gallery of a series of images with different stages of improvement.

Transparency is the key. We may not see this concept that much in our DC politicians or in our sport’s figures but in the elective surgery industry transparency is critical. It would be next to impossible for a plastic surgeon to have a thriving practice like this one if they did not know how to build rapport with people from all walks of life. This clinic works hard to provide all the poignant information so you can make the best decision for you.

Sharing Images on Instagram

Instagram and other social media platforms have become popular as photo sharing platforms. Cosmetic surgeons can make use of these platforms for spreading awareness about facial reshaping surgery. They can post before and after pictures on Instagram to educate and inform potential patients about the procedure.

Instagram Slideshows is an eye-catching and interesting way of presenting photo sharing before and after images. The cosmetic surgeon may also make use of Instagram Stories for informing patients about the procedure. There are several other innovative features that can be made use of.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for innovative and advanced facial reshaping surgery procedures.

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