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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The surgeon will encourage the patient to ask questions, provide her instructions from preparation to recovery, and carefully determine her candidacy for various procedures that may be included in her mommy makeover.

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Educating the patient

A committed surgeon’s first concern during the mommy makeover plastic surgery consultation would be to educate the patient on all aspects of the procedure, and help her make a well-considered choice. They will explain the potential benefits and limitations of a mommy makeover, the various steps involved in the procedure, and the estimated recovery period after the surgery.

The surgeon will encourage the patient to make an independent decision about going ahead with a major procedure such as mommy makeover, and not do it under the influence of someone else. Patients who make a carefully deliberated decision will often feel more satisfied and achieve better outcomes from this procedure.


Discussing Treatment Options

Mommy makeover combines multiple procedures in order to create comprehensive results and restore a mom’s pre-pregnancy figure. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will carefully examine the patient’s anatomical aspects and evaluate her personal cosmetic requirements.

Based on this assessment, they will discuss various procedures such as tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation, breast lift, body lift, and certain non-surgical treatment options that may be included as a part of the mommy makeover. A customized surgical plan will be prepared in close consultation with the patient.


Questions and Answers

At the time of consultation, the patient should feel free to ask questions and clarify all her doubts and concerns pertaining to mommy makeover surgery as well as the surgeon’s background. A committed surgeon will provide detailed and accurate answers to satisfy the patient’s concerns in professional manner.

It is a good idea if the patient can note down her questions in advance and carry the list to the surgeon’s office for the mommy makeover consultation. Dedicated and magnificent cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other suburbs and towns in this part of the west coast for mommy makeover.  


Pre- and Post-Op Instructions

The surgeon will utilize the consultation opportunity to give pre- and post-operative care instructions to the patient. The patient should be prepared to follow these instructions diligently in order to have a safe and predictable outcome. Mommy makeover is a major procedure, and the patient’s commitment will help ensure successful results.


Costs and Other Issues

The patient should frankly ask questions about the estimated costs involved in the mommy makeover surgery. The surgeon or their staff may also be able to guide the patient about competitive financing options. Mommy makeover ‘before and after’ photos as well as testimonials of past patients may also be presented during the consultation.

In today’s world, with digital technology, patients can pretty much predict the future since they can see before and after digital pictures of the same surgery and be able to apply what they see to their own body. In some cases, they may decline from having the surgery – that is their right. The patient is the shot caller or the decision maker here but in many cases the patient will be satisfied by what they see and decide to sign up for a mommy makeover.

Digital technology is affordable and makes it extremely easy for businesses to display pictures of all sorts of things. The plastic surgery field is no different and utilizes digital technology all day long. Dr. Motykie’s practice is certainly no different and they have a long list of happy patients.

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