Notice of Privacy Practices
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please read carefully.
Our Obligations
We are required by law to:
  • Maintain the privacy of protected health information.
  • Give you this notice of our legan duties and privacy practices regarding health and information about you.
  • Follow the terms of our notice that is currently in effect.
How We May Use And Disclose Health Information
Describe as follows are the ways we may use and disclose health information that identifies your "Health Information". Except for the following purposes we will use and disclose Health Information only with your written permission. You may revoke such permission at any time by writing to our practice's privacy officer.
Treatment
We may use and disclose Health Information for your treatment and to provide you with treatment-related health care services. For example, we can disclose Health Information to doctors, nurses, technicians or other personnel, including people outside of our offices, who are involved in your medical are and need the information to provide you with medical care.
Payment
We may use and disclose Health Information so that we or others may bill and receive payment from you, an insurance company or a third party for the treatment and services you received. For example, we may give your health plan information so that they will pay for your treatment.
Health Care Operations
We may use and disclose Health Information for healthcare operations purposes. These uses and disclosures are necessary to make sure that all of our patients receive quality care and to operate and manage our office. We may also share information with other entities that have a relationship with you (for example, your health plan) for their healthcare operation activities.
Appointment Reminders, Treatment Alternatives, and Health and Health Related Benefits and Services
We may disclose Health Information to contact you and remind you that you have an appointment with us. We may also use and disclose Health Information to tell you about treatment alternatives or health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you.
Individuals Involved in Your Care or Payment for Your Care
When appropriate, we may share Health Information with a person which is involved in your medical care or pamyent for your care, such as your family or a close friend. We may also notify your family about your location or general condition or disclose such information to an entity assisting in a disaster relief effort.
Research
Under certain circumstances, we may use and disclose Health Information for research. For example, a research project may involve comparing the health of patients who received one treatment to those who received another for the same ocndition. Before we use or disclose Health Information for research, the project will go through a special approval process. Even without special approval, we may permit researchers to look at records to help them identify patients who may be included in their research project or for other similar purposes, as long as they do not remove or take a copy of any Health Information.
Special Situations
As required by law. We will disclose Health Information when required to do so by international, federal, state or local law.

To Avert a Serious Threat to Health or Safety. We may use and disclose Health Information when necessary.
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