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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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the nearest airport to Beverly Hills. Distance from LAX to Beverly Hills is a little over nine miles.

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The Four Seasons Beverly Hills

With a convenient central location, the Four Seasons Beverly Hills is one of the most popular hotels in the neighborhood. It is a short walk away from the popular Melrose Avenue for shopping.

The Beverly Hills Hotel

Located up on the hill, it probably the most iconic hotel in the area. This hotel is what was at the center of it all when the city of Beverly Hills was built. Staying here is living history in itself.

The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Another popular posh spot in town is The Peninsula, complete with its sun-drenched outdoor terrace and one of the most celebrated day spas in the city of Beverly Hills. 

Popular Destinations in the City

Rodeo Drive

Just as you cannot come back from Egypt without visiting the pyramids of Giza (though visiting Egypt now may be risky but this is another topic), one can safely say that you cannot go back home from Los Angeles without visiting the Rodeo Drive. This shopping strip is perennially buzzing with out-of-towners looking to spot a celebrity or to indulge in some luxury shopping at some of its super-fashionable stores.

Saban Theater

This is a stunning art deco theatre with a stunning interior. There are a range of shows on offer, from jazz to pop and even comedy shows. While planning your visit, you may check out the current schedule to see what’s on and book yourself a ticket.

Greystone Mansion

This is a spectacular old tudor mansion with exquisite English gardens to explore. The mansion has served as the location for many films and is a popular stop for a few hours among tourists.

Virginia Robinson Gardens

Consider visiting this beautiful botanical garden, which is set against the backdrop of a 20th Century mansion. Tours are by appointment only, so make sure to book in advance.



The Bazaar

The Bazaar restaurant inside SLS Beverly Hills hotel continues to be one the most popular places to eat. If you plan to dine here on the weekends, it is a good idea to reserve a table in advance. 

Culina Breakfast

Even if you don’t stay at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills, you should try to check out the breakfast at Culina inside the hotel. Acai bowls, a make-it-yourself juice menu and healthy egg dishes are some of the popular choices you will find here. 

Da Pasquale Italian

For Italian food in Los Angeles, Da Pasquale is one of the best. If you like authentic homestyle Italian cooking in a casual but nice setting, this is your first stop shop. 

Il Cielo

Another nice place for Italian food in Beverly Hills with a more refined dining approach is Il Cielo. This place is popular among celebrities.

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