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.


What to Expect During Your Neck Liposuction Consultation?

Neck Liposuction

What to Expect During Your Neck Liposuction Consultation?The first step in a neck liposuction plastic surgery process is to enter into a detailed consultation with your plastic surgeon. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will explain various aspects about the procedure. This includes all associated risks, guidelines, and experiences. They will also discuss details regarding surgical venue, anesthesia, and the approximate cost of the procedure.

The primary goal of any dedicated surgeon will be to offer in-depth information about the procedure to patients. This will help patients establish their candidacy and make a poignant choice. The initial consultation will act as the basis for having an effective and safe neck liposuction surgery.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides neck liposuction surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

Preparing for Consultation

You need to adequately prepare beforehand for the neck liposuction plastic surgery consultation. You should arrange the following:

  • Pen the questions that you want to ask your neck surgeon during the initial consultation. Carry the list to the doctor’s office.
  • Write down all the medications you are on. This includes prescription medications, non-prescription meds, herbal supplements, and vitamins among others. You should show these to the cosmetic surgeon during the consultation.
  • You should let the surgeon know of any allergic response to anesthesia or medications that you may have experienced before.
  • You should create a list of any major conditions or past surgeries that you have experienced along with all relevant dates as well.
  • Make sure you take images of the kind of neck you want from magazines, publications, or online.

Health and Safety Factors

Your cosmetic surgeon will review your surgical and health records for assessing your present condition during the initial consultation. You should be as forthright as possible about your lifestyle habits. This includes smoking behavior.

You will be asked to quit smoking for a few weeks. You should openly share information about recreational drugs, over the counter drugs, and prescription medications as well.

Expectations and Goals

Your surgeon will discuss your aesthetic goals and needs related to your neck liposuction cosmetic surgery. They will use this information for creating a personalized surgical plan for addressing your unique needs.

You will be shown neck liposuction before and after pictures to help you develop realistic expectations. Correlating with this, patients are usually encouraged to bring images from websites or magazines as a reference point for the cosmetic surgeon.

Question List

You should have on your person or saved on your smart phone a list of questions you want the surgeon to address during the initial consultation. This list will make sure that you don’t forget clarifying any doubts or miss out on acquiring pertinent information. An accomplished surgeon will offer detailed answers to help you make a well-rounded and proper decision.

Images and Testimonials

You can ask the surgeon for neck liposuction before and after images. You can also ask for testimonials from previous patients to attain greater confidence in the surgeon’s capabilities. You can request for a short office tour and ask to speak with staff members to become more familiar with their practice.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for neck liposuction surgery.

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