We recognize that our relationships with current and prospective patients are based on integrity and trust. We work hard to maintain your privacy and are very careful to preserve the private nature of our relationship with you. At the same time, the very nature of our business sometimes requires that we collect or share certain information about you with other healthcare professionals or Insurance companies. As such, we want you to be aware of how we handle personal information and the important measures we take to protect it. Our policies and procedures for collecting and disclosing personal information are detailed below:
The extent of disclosure will depend upon the limitations of the agreement and federal and state law. For example, disclosure may be limited to your name, contact information, and information about your transactions with us or our affiliates (such as your policy coverage, account balance, and payment information) Any disclosure will be only to the extent permitted by the applicable federal and state law.
Any medical or health information we collect about you will be disclosed to third parties only to underwrite insurance or administer your policy or claim; as permitted by law; or as authorized by you.
We require anyone to whom we disclose your personal information to protect its confidentiality and to use it solely for the purpose for which it is disclosed.
Otherwise, we do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about our patients or former patients unless authorized by the patient or as permitted by law.
We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees who need to know that information to provide services to you. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable regulatory standards to guard your nonpublic personal information.
If we provide more than one service to you, you may receive more than one privacy notice from us. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, but we want to be sure you are aware of our privacy practices.
We may collect nonpublic personal information about you for the following sources:
Information we receive from you or your authorized representative on applications or other forms, in interviews, or by other means;
Information we receive from consumer or other reporting agencies, medical or health care providers, governmental agencies, employers or others;
Information about your transactions with us, our affiliates or others; and
Information we collect when you visit our Internet website.
To the extent permitted by law, we may disclose the information we collect, as described above, to agents, brokers and representatives who service you.
We may disclose the financial information we collect to financial service affiliates such as insurance companies/agencies.