Patient Privacy Policy

SUMMARY OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

This summary of our privacy practices contains a condensed version of our Notice of Privacy Practices. A complete copy of our Privacy Practices is available upon request.

This information is made available on request by a patient

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

We understand that your medical information is personal to you, and we are committed to protecting the information about you. As our patient, we create medical records about your health, our care for you, and the services and/or items we provide to you as our patient. By law, we are required to make sure that your protected health information is kept private.

How will we use or disclose your information? Here are a few examples (for more detail please refer to the Notice of Privacy Practices that follows this summary):

 For medical treatment

 For research

 To obtain payment for our services

 To avert a serious threat to health or safety

 In emergency situations

 For organ and tissue donation

 For appointment and patient recall reminders

 For workers’ compensation programs

 To run our Practice more efficiently and  ensure all    our patients receive quality  care  

 In response to certain requests arising out of  lawsuits or other disputes

If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with the Practice or with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. To file a complaint with the Practice, contact our office manager. All complaints must be submitted in writing. You will not be penalized for filing a complaint.

You have certain rights regarding the information we maintain about you. These rights include:

 The right to inspect and copy

 The right to request restrictions

 The right to amend

 The right to a paper copy of this notice

 The right to an accounting of disclosures

 The right to request confidential communications

For more information about these rights please ask to see the detailed Notice of Privacy Practices.