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.


Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon Before Breast Lift With Implants Surgery 

Breast Lift With Implants Surgery 

Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon Before Breast Lift With Implants Surgery Aging and other factors may cause your breasts to sag and lose volume. If you are considering breast augmentation with lift cosmetic surgery to correct this condition, you may have many questions and concerns about whether this is the right procedure for you. You may also wonder about how to choose the best surgeon who is experienced in performing this major procedure and can deliver the results you are looking for.  

An appropriate starting point for you would be to start listing your questions somewhere while you seek an appointment with a surgeon of your choice. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides breast lift with implants surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations. 

Questions to Ask Your Surgeon 

Make sure to carry your list of questions to the surgeon’s office when you meet them for an initial appointment prior to your breast lift with implants plastic surgery. This will ensure that none of the vital questions gets missed out and your consultation can proceed most productively. A dedicated surgeon will take the time to answer all your questions and address your doubts and concerns in a detailed and accurate manner.  

  • Are you board certified in plastic surgery, and if yes, from which board?  
  • How long have you trained and practiced in the field of plastic surgery?  
  • Have you performed breast surgeries in the past, and what is your success rate in these procedures?  
  • Would you perform my breast implants with lift surgery at a hospital, a surgical center, or a private surgical suite? 
  • Am I a good candidate for this surgery?  
  • Will I need to make some adjustments to my lifestyle and current medications prior to the surgery?  
  • How much time will it take for recovery after my breast augmentation with lift, and will the recovery be painful? 
  • Will I be able to breastfeed in the future?  
  • Are there any risks and complications associated with breast lift with augmentation that I should know about?  
  • How conspicuous will be the scarring after my surgery?  
  • Do you have a policy for breast revision procedures if the outcome of my primary surgery is not as per the goals we agreed upon?  
  • What type and size of implants would you suggest for my surgery?  
  • Can I review breast augmentation with lift before and after images to have a better understanding of the results?  
  • Can I speak to one of your staff members to have more familiarity with your practice?  
  • Would you share with me some testimonials of previous patients who have undergone breast surgery at your practice? 

Questions about Costs 

You should ask questions related to the estimated costs, insurance, and financing aspects of your breast implants with lift surgery. It is best to consider the costs of your procedure in the context of the personalized services, facilities, and surgeon’s skills, and then make a final choice. 

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

Contact Beverly Hills Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie to Schedule a Consultation

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