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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Words are subject to limitations because of barriers to language. Sometimes words can be misinterpreted and misunderstood. Before and after pictures of neck liposuction plastic surgery are not limited by these barriers to language. Pictures tell the real story and present things exactly the way they are.

Patients can look at images and have a better understanding of the procedure instantly. However, it is vital that cosmetic surgeon don’t use photoshop techniques for modifying or changing the images in any manner.

Neck Liposuction Before and After Images for Creating Awareness

Social media has garnered a lot of exposure in recent years. Before and after pictures on social media platforms can create awareness about the procedure. It can spread awareness to hundreds of thousands of potential patients. Social media allows treatment providers to connect with patients easier as well. Posted imaged benefit patients as well. They can look at neck liposuction cosmetic surgery evidence which helps in creating expectations.

Posting Pictures on Instagram

Photo-sharing platforms like Instagram have millions of active users. They look at posts and images on a daily basis. Plastic surgeons can upload before and after images of neck liposuction on these platforms for potential patients. This will allow them to attain a fair understanding of the procedure even before they head into the initial consultation.

Transparency is the key here. We may not see transparency in some our famous athletes or in some of our politicians in Northern California but in the elective surgery industry that is not going to work. This clinic has impressed people from all walks of life and it’s because this clinic is transparent throughout the entire process.

These images are digital in quality which means they are so clear and impressive that anyone easily take what they see and apply it to their own neck. If a picture speaks a thousand words a digital picture speaks three times that.

Sharing Pictures

Surgeons can show images in the following manner to potential patients:

  • Website gallery: An image gallery can be created on the website which has been mentioned because Dr. Motykie is proud of his track record and has every right to be.
  • Portfolio: Image portfolio can be created for helping patients.
  • Blog posts: Visual evidence in the form of images can accentuate blogs.
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