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.


Las Vegas’ Mondays Dark to Host “Women Who Rock” Event

Benefiting Dr. Gary Motykie’s, The Healing Curve Breast Reconstruction Charity

Las Vegas’ Mondays Dark to Host “Women Who Rock” EventLas Vegas, NV– On October 13 at 8:30 p.m. Vegas’ newest tradition, “Mondays Dark” will continue with a night like no other, “Women Who Rock,” to benefit The Healing Curve Breast Reconstruction Charity at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. All songs will be from amazing Women who have rocked our world! Special guests to be announced soon. The Healing Curve by Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Gary Motykie, is non-profit initiative to help women who have beaten breast cancer but are left with breast deformity and scars as a result of the mastectomy that saved their lives. “There are plenty of charities that are focused on ‘finding the cure’, but who is helping the survivors get back what breast cancer has stolen from them: their lives, their identity and their breasts!” –Dr. Gary Motykie. Dr. Motykie’s inspiration for starting the non-profit came after the flood of requests the doctor received as a result of episode of Dr. 90210 that showed him reconstructing the bodies- and positively affecting the lives- of breast cancer survivors. The scope of The Healing Curve has recently been expanded to help patients with birth defects, traumatic injuries from accidents, victims of poorly performed surgery and injured war veterans. Marked by the third Monday night of each month, Monday’s Dark,  is a hot bed of entertainment, music and comedy for a cause gathering an eclectic cast of guests including stars from Hollywood, the Strip, musical acts, athletes and celebrity chefs for 90 minutes of chat, entertainment  and a lot of laughs. Considering Mondays Dark’s female empowering non-profit of choice, The Healing Curve “Women Who Rock” will be a fun and feminine event you won’t want to miss. “Boobies Rock” T-Shirts will be available for purchase and the Rock of Ages Vegas band Arsenal will be playing for invited performers. You can pre-purchase $20 tickets at or buy $30 tickets at the door. Only 300 tickets available and they are almost sold out! For more event information, please visit or email For more charity information, please visit or email   “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of lift is to give it away.” –Pablo Picasso. 

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