NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES SUMMARY
We are required by federal law to provide you with a Notice of Privacy Practices (Notice) that describes how the medical information we maintain about you, which includes health history, symptoms, results of any physical exams and lab work, diagnoses, treatment, and plans for future treatment, may be used or disclosed and provides a description of your rights and our obligations under federal and state privacy laws. A summary of our Notice is as follows:
Uses and Disclosures
Your medical record will be kept confidential and will not be released to others unless directed by you or your representative, as may be required by law, or as necessary for insurance claim processing reasons. Some of the reasons we may use or disclose your information include:
To provide information about your health condition to other health care providers who may treat you;
To report a communicable disease, or other legal reporting requirements; or
To comply with a court order requiring the disclosure of your medical record.
These examples are merely illustrative. For a full description of the uses and disclosures that we are permitted to
make, please consult the Notice on our website.
While the records we maintain about you belong to us, under the federal privacy law you have a variety of rights
with respect to the information maintained in those records. For instance, you have the right to access and receive a
written or electronic copy of the medical information we maintain about you and to request we amend information you believe is incomplete or incorrect. Also, you may request a list of certain instances in which we have disclosed medical information about you. You also have the right to be notified following a breach of your unsecured Personal Health Information (PHI). All of these rights are subject to some exceptions that are described in full in the Notice of Privacy Practices.
We are required to provide you with our Notice of Privacy Practices and to abide by its terms. We may change the Notice from time to time. All amendments apply to prior information we may have about you. Our full Notice of Privacy Practices is available upon request and by clicking on the PDF icon to the left above. Please read it carefully. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact our office.