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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Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other areas who are looking for majestic, secure, and predictable plastic surgery procedures may consult with Dr. Motykie. As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Motykie will evaluate various factors before recommending the most suitable procedure.

Facial Surgery

Face is the most conspicuous part of the body from an aesthetic perspective. Signs of aging or other anomalies, which may occur due to heredity factors, aging, sun exposure, stress, and other reasons can be corrected with facial cosmetic surgery. Facial procedures can correct conditions such as appearance of wrinkles and lines, bags underneath the lower eyelashes, sunken cheeks and lips, poorly defined facial contour, excess fat deposits, and drooping skin in the cheeks, neck, and jaws. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Motykie provides the following facial procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other areas:

  • Balance Profile
  • Brow Lift
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Eyes (Lower Blepharoplasty)
  • Eyes (Upper Blepharoplasty)
  • Facelift
  • Facial Fat Grafting
  • Facial Reshaping
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Otoplasty
  • Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty

Body Contouring Procedures

Stubborn fat pockets in certain areas of the body, sagging skin that has lost a substantial amount of elasticity, weakened underlying muscles, and uneven body contours are certain conditions that may not be improved without plastic surgery. Body contouring procedures may be performed to improve the appearance of abdomen, thighs, buttocks, breasts, groin, and upper arms in proportion to the rest of the body.

The appearance of cellulite that can make the skin appear rough and wrinkly can also be improved with body contouring surgical techniques. Major body contouring procedures that Dr. Motykie provides include the following:

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

Breast Procedures

Breast surgery can be performed to enhance or reduce the size of breasts, raise drooping breasts, reconstruct one or both breasts, reposition and resize areolas and nipples, and correct asymmetrical breasts. As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Motykie provides the following breast procedures:

  • Breast Asymmetry Correction
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Augmentation Revision w/ Replacement of Implants
  • Breast Augmentation Revision w/ Areolar Lift
  • Breast Augmentation Revision w/ Immediate Placement of Breast Implants
  • Breast Augmentation Revision w/ Full Lift
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy) w/ Augmentation
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy) w/ Areolar Lift
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy) / Full Lift
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy) w/ Immediate Placement of Breast Implants
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Revision
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Nipple/Areolar Reduction
  • Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)

Patients who are unable or unwilling to receive surgical procedures may benefit from several non-surgical alternatives that are also provided by Dr. Motykie.

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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