Privacy Policy

Updated on Jan 20th, 2024

PROTECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION

The privacy of your personal information is important to me. I am committed to collecting, using, and disclosing personal information responsibly and only to the extent necessary for the services I provide.

Like all medical professionals, I collect, use, and disclose personal information in order to serve my patients. The primary purpose for collecting personal information is to provide treatment.

Like most organizations, I also collect, use, and disclose information for purposes secondary to my primary purpose. The most common examples of related and secondary purposes are to invoice patients for goods or services that were not paid for at the time, to process credit card payments, or to collect unpaid accounts.

Patients or other individuals I deal with may have questions about my services after they have been received. I retain patient information for a mandatory minimum of ten years after the last contact.

I understand the importance of protecting personal information. For that reason, I have taken the following steps:

  • Paper information is either under supervision or secured in a restricted area.
  • Electronic hardware is either under supervision or secure in a restricted area at all times.
  • Paper information is transmitted through sealed, addressed envelopes or boxes by reputable companies.
  • Electronic information is transmitted either through a direct line, has identifiers removed, or is encrypted.
  • External consultants and agencies with access to personal information must enter into privacy agreements with me.