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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In addition to cosmetic surgery for the nose, Dr. Motykie also offers various non-surgical aesthetic procedures that may help enhance the overall results. These non-surgical procedures are provided at Motykie Medical Spa, which is a premier facility headed by Dr. Motykie. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities may visit the medspa or Dr. Motykie’s surgical practice for advanced aesthetic solutions for the nose.

Education and Training

Dr. Motykie began his academic journey with an undergraduate degree in bio-medical engineering, where he received an opportunity to be involved with the development of artificial organs and prosthetic limbs. He graduated with top honors, and went on to pursue medicine at the Northwestern University. Thereafter, he received specialized training in plastic surgery at the University of Texas, where he performed procedures at a world renowned cancer and burn reconstruction facility.

Dr. Motykie finally completed an Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship in Beverly Hills in 2004. For over a decade, he has been a dedicated Los Angeles rhinoplasty plastic surgeon, providing innovative and proven surgical as well as non-surgical solutions. He receives patients at his practice and medical spa from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities. Patients have the advantage to combined surgical procedures with non-invasive treatment options at the Motykie medspa for optimal results.

Additional Pursuits

Apart from his plastic surgery practice, Dr. Motykie devotes his time and focus to the fully equipped and state of the art medical spa facility. He believes that aesthetic treatments, whether surgical or non-surgical, are essentially about improving a patient’s overall health and beauty from inside out.

In 2008, Dr. Motykie laid the foundation of his nonprofit charity called The Healing Curve. The mission of this organization is to help patients who have suffered from physical deformities due to any reasons, and are not in a position to afford aesthetic restorative procedures.

Media Appearances

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Motykie has been featured in articles in top US publications, such as the New York Times, LA Times and the Wall Street Journal. He has also made appearances as a plastic surgeon on the E! Channel’s Dr. 90201, Celebrity Plastic Surgery, The Doctors, Marie Show, Dr. Phil, MTV, VH1, EXTRA, ACCESS Hollywood, Inside Edition, and the Discovery Channel’s Plastic Surgery: Before & After.

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