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.


Out Of Town Patient Guide: Travel To Beverly Hills, California For Plastic Surgery

Out Of Town Patient Guide: Travel To Beverly Hills, California For Plastic SurgeryDr. Gary Motykie is a well-known plastic surgeon with an outstanding track record of patient satisfaction in various cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the breast, body and face. 

Appreciation and endorsement from his patients is Dr. Motykie’s biggest reward, and it also encourages patients from other parts of the country and the world to travel to Beverly Hills to have their surgery from Dr. Motykie. 

Discerning women and men who understand the significance of a plastic surgery procedure and how life altering the outcomes can be are willing to make the extra effort to choose Dr. Motykie’s services even as an out of town patient. At his office, every patient receives equal attention and care, no matter how simple or complex their treatment may be. 

The committed Dr. Motykie and his staff will make all efforts to make the stay of out of town patients completely comfortable and provide them a completely satisfying treatment experience. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides safe and proven cosmetic surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities. 

Consultation Process

Dr. Motykie would be happy to receive out of town patients for a face to face consultation prior to the surgery. However, it may not be a feasible option in many cases. If you are unable to travel to Los Angeles for an in-person consultation, please complete the online consultation form. From there, a Surgical Coordinator will be in touch to ensure Dr. Motykie personally reviews your file.

Your customized surgical plan will be prepared based on your medical history, photographs of the areas of concern, and your personal cosmetic needs and goals. You may have to under certain pre-operative tests and submit the results to Dr. Motykie’s office before your surgery is scheduled.

Scheduling the Surgery

Once you have completed a detailed in-person or remote consultation with Dr. Motykie, his patient coordinator will work with you to finalize a surgery date that conveniently fits into your schedule. Feel free to clear any doubts and concerns and ask questions before scheduling your surgery. 

Your patient coordinator will advise you about how long it will take in the surgery room, when you should arrive in town prior to the surgery, and how many days of downtime may be involved. You can make your travel plans and book accommodation according to this feedback.

The Day of Surgery

It is best if you can arrive in Beverly Hills at least one or two days before your scheduled date of surgery. This will give you time to acclimatize with the new place, gain familiarity with Dr. Motykie’s office and staff, and go through any last minute physical evaluation or address any concerns that you may have. 

Post-Surgery Care

You should ideally have someone accompanying you on the day of the surgery, who may also drive you back once you are ready to return to your hotel after the procedure. You will receive post-op instructions from Dr. Motykie’s staff, which you should follow diligently. 

Hotels in Beverly Hills

  • Beverly Hills Marriott
  • Crescent Hotel
  • Waldorf Astoria
  • The Beverly Hills Hotel


From Los Angeles International Airport, you can travel on Interstate 405 North (San Diego Freeway), and exit into State Route 2 East, which is Santa Monica Boulevard. 

From Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, you can travel south on Hollywood Way, exit into the Ventura Freeway, and then go south on Coldwater Canyon Drive.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for plastic surgery.

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