Privacy Policy

Content on this web site has been provided and/or reviewed by our practice. We have reviewed site information and find it to be in accordance with the standards of the Ophthalmology profession in our jurisdiction. We strive to provide unbiased, accurate, timely and up-to-date information. The information on this site is not presented as a substitute for informed professional advice and does not substitute for consultation with an ophthalmologist or any other health and/or medical professional. If you have any questions about your individual situation, please contact your eye health professional.

SUMMARY OF NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

This summary of our privacy practices contains a condensed version of our Notice of Privacy Practices.  For more information please see our detailed Notice of Privacy Practices. 

Effective Date:  April 2003

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 available at each office).

  • 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 worker’s 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 Security Officer.  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