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.


Neck Fat Reduction with CoolSculpting – Special Offer $200 Off 1st Treatment

Neck Fat Reduction with CoolSculpting – Special Offer $200 Off 1st Treatment
Neck Fat Reduction with CoolSculpting – Special Offer $200 Off 1st Treatment

Neck is an important part of the facial aesthetic profile. If excess fat tissue accumulates in the area below the chin and around the neck, it can spoil the aesthetic balance. The challenge is that it can be difficult to reduce stubborn fat deposits in the neck with diet or exercise. Neck liposuction plastic surgery is an ideal treatment option, but not every individual may be prepared to choose a surgical procedure for neck fat reduction.

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Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Motykie provides state of the art CoolSculpting treatment for the neck and other body parts to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

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Dr. Motykie’s practice is one of the leading providers of state of the art procedures such as CoolSculpting. Particularly for men and women looking to reduce neck fat without surgery, the practice is currently giving a very special offer. The patient will receive $200 off for the first treatment of CoolSculpting. To confirm eligibility and book an appointment, the patient may contact Dr. Motykie’s office at their earliest convenience.

For a new patient, the advantage of this offer is that they can go through a single treatment session with a lower cost involvement. Once they receive the treatment, they can be much more confident about the procedure, and may choose to continue with the remaining treatment sessions. The total number of treatment sessions for the neck and chin may usually range from two to four, which will depend on the individual aesthetic goals and needs of a patient.

FDA Clearance

CoolSculpting is the only FDA cleared, non-surgical fat reduction procedure that involves a unique cooling process to eliminated unwanted fat cells from a specific area of the body. Now the FDA has also cleared CoolSculpting for fat reduction in smaller areas such as the neck, chin, and jawline area. This procedure, which was developed by Harvard scientists, can treat excess fat deposits in the neck and chin using the revolutionary new CoolMini applicator.

The treatment providers at Dr. Motykie’s practice are trained and certified in both CoolSculpting and CoolMini treatments. They will customize the procedure according to the anatomical needs and personal aesthetic goals of the patient. Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby locations.


Neck fat reduction with CoolSculpting is a completely comfortable procedure, involving no pain. Most patients will be able to resume their regular activities immediately after the treatment. It avoids all the risks and complications that are typically associated with a surgery, and yet delivers significantly visible and sustainable results. The procedure is widely popular among working people and busy moms who usually prefer to avoid a long-drawn surgical treatment for a cosmetic purpose.

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Neck Fat Reduction with CoolSculpting – Special Offer $200 Off 1st Treatment

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