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.


Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Facelift Options in Beverly Hills, CA

Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Facelift Options in Beverly Hills, CA

Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Facelift Options in Beverly Hills, CAUntimely or unwanted signs of aging on the face can become a cause of unhappiness for many people. Solutions are available today to this condition in the form of facelift plastic surgery as well as a number of innovative non-surgical treatments for the face. Patients can choose the appropriate treatment option according to their aesthetic needs, and restore a more youthful looking face.

Dr. Gary Motykie is a board certified plastic surgeon providing a wide range of procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, to support the goal of facial rejuvenation. As a leading cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Motykie receives patients for various procedures from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Surgical Treatment Options

It is possible to reduce the signs of aging and enhance facial appearance with plastic surgery procedures for the entire face or for a limited area of the face as needed. Dr. Motykie provides the following surgical options for facial enhancement:

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

Among these procedures, facelift is the most comprehensive and major surgery, which can produce optimal results for the entire face. In many cases, a facelift is combined with a neck lift procedure to achieve more uniform and natural looking results. The procedure will typically involve surgical reduction of loose facial skin, redistribution of excess fat, and tightening of underlying facial muscles. It is usually possible to take five to 10 years off the patient’s face with facelift and neck lift surgeries.

Targeted partial facelift procedures such as brow lift, eyelid lift, chin augmentation, neck liposuction, lip augmentation, and facial fat grafting may also be performed as per the patient’s specific needs. These are less invasive procedures when performed individually, but the results can be quite dramatic and sustainable.

As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Motykie will recommend the appropriate procedures or a combination of treatments to his patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.

Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

If the patient wishes to avoid a surgery, it is possible to achieve facial rejuvenation with a variety of non-surgical treatment options, which may be performed individually or in combination of more than one treatment. Dr. Motykie offers the following non-surgical facial enhancement procedures:

Dermal Fillers
Chemical Peels
Pixel Skin Resurfacing

Millions of Americans benefit every year from injectable anti-aging and facial rejuvenation procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers. Dr. Motykie will provide these FDA approved treatments as a part of liquid facelift procedure to reduce wrinkles and lines and create a subtle lift in the facial skin.

Facials and chemical peels are established med spa procedures to remove the pollutants and dead skin from the topmost layers to reveal a younger looking skin. JuvaShape is another advanced RF energy based facial rejuvenation procedure provided by Dr. Motykie. Pixel therapy is also a time tested procedure to achieve subtle lifting of the skin by stimulating collagen.

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