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.


Your Los Angeles Cosmetic Surgeon

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Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie is a well-known expert for both surgical and non-surgical aesthetic, fat reduction, skin care, and anti-aging procedures. Dr. Motykie heads an innovative and advanced cosmetic surgery practice as well as a state of the art medical spa. During the initial consultation, Dr. Motykie will carefully evaluate a patient’s unique aesthetic goals and needs and recommend appropriate surgical or non-surgical procedures.

As an experienced Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon, he provides latest surgical procedures of the breast, body, and face. However, if the patient needs a less invasive procedure or is reluctant to opt for plastic surgery, Dr. Motykie will recommend most suitable non-surgical procedures. His medspa is fully equipped to provide marvelous, poignant, and awesome non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive treatments at Motykie Medical Spa.

Expertise in Advanced Procedures

Dr. Motykie’s expertise as a Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon is well recognized in the region. He makes use of highly advanced and most contemporary surgical techniques to help his patients achieve aesthetically appealing, natural looking, and sustainable results. Some of the major procedures performed by him include facelift, nose surgery, brow lift, eyelid lift, facial fat grafting, chin augmentation, cheek augmentation, tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, breast implants, breast lift, breast reduction, Brazilian butt augmentation, and mommy makeover.

Dr. Motyke engages with every patient closely to develop a personalized treatment plan that can help meet the patient’s aesthetic goals in the best possible way. The medical spa facility provides a wide range of non-surgical aesthetic procedures, including Botox, facial fillers, chemical peels, skin rejuvenation treatments, and a range of laser based skin tightening procedures. The medspa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Academic Background

Dr. Motykie received his medical degree from the Northwestern University in Chicago. He followed it with a post-graduate fellowship in advanced surgical research. Thereafter, he pursued training in plastic surgery at the University of Texas where he worked along with some of the pre-eminent cosmetic surgeons in the country.

He completed another Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship in Beverly Hills to hone his skills in this area. Dr. Motykie has also made national presentations of his research work, and published numerous papers and articles in recognized scientific journals in areas related to plastic surgery.

Media Appearances

Dr. Motykie has been featured from time to time in renowned national publications, which include top names such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the LA Times. He has been invited as a guest at major TV shows such as Dr. Phil, ACCESS Hollywood, EXTRA, Inside Edition, and SPIKE TV. Dr. Motykie also features on Plastic Surgery: Before & After, a program on the Discovery Channel as well as Dr. 90210, a series from E! Entertainment.

Medical Philosophy

Dr. Motykie keeps the patient as the first priority in every action and medical decision he may take at his surgical practice and medical spa. He is committed to providing customized solutions that can effectively meet the patient’s aesthetic needs, while adopting a conservative surgical approach at the same time.


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