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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Renuva Skin Care Treatment

Renuva_logo_2xmobileThe skin is the single most defining factor to influence an individual’s aesthetic appearance. As a person ages, the skin starts losing its natural elasticity and suppleness and this is for everyone – it does not matter what sex or race you are either. Loss of skin volume and sagginess in the tissue gives rise to the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, cellulite, a depleted look, and other skin imperfections.

While plastic surgery procedures can reverse these aging effects, not every patient is ready to undergo an invasive skin rejuvenation procedure. This is where a unique and one of a kind treatment such as Renuva Adipose Matrix skin care can help. Dr. Gary Motykie is now introducing this innovative treatment to his practice for suitable candidates.

During the initial consultation, the prolific and innovative Dr. Motykie will carefully determine the patient’s general skin health, skin type, and the amount of skin laxity in the areas of concern. He will match these issues with the patient’s personal cosmetic goals before recommending Renuva skin care treatment or other procedures.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides Renuva Adipose Matrix injectable tissue filler treatment to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Aspects Pertaining to Candidacy

Renuva is an ideal choice for both women and men who wish to gain a more youthful look, and enhance skin appearance in certain areas of the body. Good candidates for Renuva Adipose Matrix skin rejuvenation procedure will typically have the following attributes:

Minor Skin Imperfections

Minor skin aberrations, scars and depressions can occur in the facial skin, neck, hands, arms and other areas due to sun and wind exposure, aging effects, acne, previous skin treatments and other factors. Renuva can improve these minor imperfections as it volumizes the skin, fills the depressions and creates a smoother and richer skin texture.

Dimpled, Uneven Skin

The appearance of cellulite can cause unsightly dimples, unevenness and inconsistencies in the skin over the years. It is hard to get rid of the stubborn cellulite effects. Candidates who are bothered by cellulite can benefit from Renuva treatment because it will add natural fat and promote skin volume from within to mitigate the dimples caused by cellulite.

Aging Lines, Sagginess, and Clear Loss of Volume

Patients who are bothered by the appearance of mild to moderate wrinkles and fine lines on the face, sagging skin in the face, neck, hands, upper arms, or other areas, and sunken cheeks or loss of volume in other sites can be good candidates for Renuva skin care procedure.

Key Features of a Suitable Candidate

  • Wants to avoid plastic surgery or other invasive procedures
  • Wants to restore skin youth with sustainable improvement
  • Is ready to receive an injectable treatment
  • Is prepared to undergo two to three treatments spread over several weeks to achieve optimal outcomes
  • Is in general good health and has a positive mindset and clear cosmetic goals
  • Has realistic expectations from a non-surgical, innovative procedures such as Renuva

Renuva treatment is ideally suited for working professionals and busy moms who want a procedure with minimal to no downtime. Tremendous and perspicacious plastic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other suburbs and neighborhoods in this area of the state of California for Renuva skin care procedure.

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