Protecting your personal information is a responsibility that we take very seriously.

• We value patient privacy and act to ensure that it is protected.
• We are available to answer any patient questions regarding our privacy practices.
• The doctor is ultimately accountable for the protection of the health records in his/her possession.
• Patient information is sensitive by nature. Employees and all others in this office who assist with or provide care are required to be aware of and adhere to the protections
described in this policy for the appropriate use and disclosure of personal information.
• We protect the confidentiality of any personal information we access in the course of providing patient care.
• We will only collect the information that is required to provide care, administrate the care that is provided, and communicate with patients. We will not collect any other information, or allow information to be used for other purposes, without the patient's express consent - except where authorized to do so by law. These limits on collection ensure that we do not collect unnecessary information.
• Patients have the option to withdraw consent to have their information shared with other health providers at any time.
• Safeguards are in place to protect the security of patient information.
• We retain patient records as required by law and professional regulations.
• When information is no longer required, it is destroyed according to set procedures that govern the storage and destruction of personal information.
• Patients have the right to access their record in a timely manner.
• if the disclosure would reveal personal information about another person who has not consented to the disclosure. In this case, we will do our best to separate out this information and disclose only what is appropriate.
• It is important to us that our privacy policies and practices address patient concerns and respond to patient needs.
• The copying, distribution or publishing of information provided on this Website is prohibited.