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.


Patient Testimonial: Sophia – Corrective Body Sculpting, Liposuction

Patient Testimonial: Sophia – Corrective Body Sculpting, Liposuction

One of the common aesthetic concerns for both women and men is sagging skin and excess fat deposits in certain areas of the body. The typical areas that are impacted by this condition include the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, groin, breasts, or upper arms. In some cases, the presence of cellulite may also cause poor aesthetic appeal in certain areas. These conditions can be corrected with plastic surgery procedures such as body contouring, or liposuction or a combination of the two.

It is important to choose a well-qualified and experienced surgeon for such procedures in order to achieve desirable outcomes. Dr. Gary Motykie is a board certified plastic surgeon with expertise in body sculpting and contouring procedures. Due to his wide recognition as a cosmetic surgeon and his highly successful track record of results, Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and many other areas in the country and even internationally.

Patient Testimonial – Sophia

Sophia had received body sculpting plastic surgery in the past, but remained dissatisfied with the results. She felt she had only lost her time and money and gone through an elaborate procedure in vain. Thereafter, she decided to make her choice of a plastic surgeon more carefully. She checked out several websites of eminent surgeons and compared and reviewed them in order to make a better informed choice.

Sophia finally decided to open the door to body contouring and liposuction surgery with the leading cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Motykie. She explained her condition of stubborn fat deposits in the lower body and thigh area. Even though she followed fitness regimen and a healthy lifestyle, but the excess fat pockets and loose skin would not improve with these efforts.

Sophia was struck by the honesty and truthfulness of Dr. Motykie, which was unlike her previous experience. He made her understand the procedures clearly, and rather than build false hopes, he ensured that she had realistic expectations from the surgery before making a final decision about it. Dr. Motykie also advised her about the potential recovery period, which would be about a week.

Final results of body contouring and liposuction for Sophia were highly satisfying. She felt comfortable with the compassionate and caring approach of Dr. Motykie throughout the procedure. In addition to the improved physical appearance, she experienced a new confidence and self-esteem, and was able to get rid of her insecurities. Initial results were very positive, and Dr. Motykie assured her that the results would get even better over the next three months.

Body Contouring

Dr. Motykie may recommend a single body contouring procedure or a group of procedures, depending on the aesthetic needs of a patient. Some of the key body contouring surgeries include:

  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Revision Abdominoplasty
  • Arm Lift
  • Body Lift
  • Brazillian Butt Lift (Fat Grafting to Buttocks)
  • Fat Transfer
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Liposuction
  • Thigh Lift

Loose or sagging skin can be tightened with body contouring surgery in areas such as thighs or hips, to reshape the body part and produce a smoother, more toned appearance.

To see more services and treatments provided by Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Motykie in Beverly Hills | Los Angeles and his team please visit:

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