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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How Much Does Stem Cell IV Therapy Treatment Cost?Stem Cell IV therapy is set to revolutionize the treatment of numerous medical and cosmetic conditions. Forward-thinking treatment providers are adopting this innovative solution for the benefit of their patients.  

During the initial consultation, the therapist will inform the patient about various aspects of Stem Cell IV procedure, and discuss its approximate costs. The primary goal of the provider should be to educate the patient about this new and promising treatment and help them make an enlightened decision. 

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Cost Factors

In comparison to surgical and other complex treatments, Stem Cell IV therapy may prove to be more cost-effective. However, the actual cost can differ between two practices, and at times, even between two patients at the same practice. The below-mentioned factors will influence the cost of the procedure:


Geographical Location of the Practice

Stem Cell IV therapy costs may differ between cities due to the variations in regional economies. Practices that are situated in main urban centers and busy metropolitan areas typically have higher overhead and real estate costs. For this reason, their rates may be marginally higher in comparison to those of a practice situated in a small town in the interiors. 


Treatment Provider’s Expertise

The authority and expertise of the Stem Cell IV treatment provider could impact the costs of the procedure. Experienced practitioners invest in advanced techniques, on-going education, and offer their patients the highest standards of care. 

In these types of cases, the provider’s charges may be slightly higher. It is worth the extra cost to undergo the best quality treatment and customized care under the supervision of a qualified and board certified plastic surgeon.


Extent of Treatment

Certain patients may need more than one treatment to address multiple issues. Other patients may only require limited treatment in a single sitting. For this reason, the time taken to perform the procedure and the extent of the treatment involved may differ between patients. This will influence the overall sticker price of the procedure.


Cost Comparison with Surgery

Surgical procedures can help in many cases. However, these procedures usually involve expenses such as the plastic surgeon’s fees, anesthesia costs, surgical venue costs, and pre and post-op expenses such as prescription meds, medical tests, and follow-up appointment’s at the surgeon’s office. 

In the case of Stem Cell IV therapy, all these costs are eliminated. The procedure can be performed without the use of general anesthesia. It can be undertaken as an in-office procedure on an outpatient basis. The treatment does not involve any incisions or cuts. The patient does not need to undergo any downtime, which can have favorable monetary implications for patients who are working professionals. 



The practice may accept payment via major credit cards for the Stem Cell IV therapy. The patient can choose from various financing options such as bank loans, loans from friends and family, or financing from medical care financing companies offering loans exclusively for medical purposes. 

These firms typically provide more competitive rates of interest, quicker loan approvals, and convenient monthly installments of up to 60 months. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for stem cell IV therapy. 


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