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My Responsibilities to You

I will use or share your personal health information in these ways:

  • To treat you, I can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you, or your baby.
  • I can use and share your health information to improve your care, and to contact you when necessary.
  • I can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities. {In the case of self pay, I will provide you with the necessary documentation to present to your insurance provider.}
  • I am allowed or required to share your information in other ways – usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. I must meet many conditions in the law before I can share your information for these purposes. For more information see:www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html
  • I will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with the Department of Health and Human Services if it wants to see that I'm complying with federal privacy law.
  • I maintain my client records in a secure Electronic Health Record site. My iPad also retains the records, and remains password locked.
  • I will not share your identifying data, or contact information with anyone, other than the aforementioned.
  • I may share components of your consult with colleagues for informational purposes, but will refrain from sharing anything that would identify you, or your baby.

Your Rights

You have the right to:

  • Receive a copy of your medical record. I will send you a password protected pdf summary of the consult via email
  • Ask me to make corrections to your medical record
  • Request confidential  communications (you can choose which method of communication you prefer: phone, text, email)
  • Ask me not to use or share certain health information for treatment, payment, or summary of the consult. I am not required to agree to your request, and I may say “no” if it would affect your care.
  • If you pay for a service or health care item out-of-pocket in full, you can ask me not to share that information for the purpose of payment with your health insurer. I will say “yes” unless a law requires me to share that information.    Ask for a list of the times I've shared your health information for six years prior to the date you ask, who I shared it with, and why. 
  • Complain if you feel that I have violated your rights by contacting me using the information on Contact page.
  • File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights by sending a letter to 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, calling 1-877-696-6775, or visiting www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/.













Privacy Policy

Your Information. Your Rights. My Responsibilities to you.

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