Updated August 7, 2022

“We,” “us,” and “our” refers to, and this Notice applies to, medical groups that provide healthcare services and laboratories. These medical groups, including but not limited to Weight Management Medical Associates and Dr. Theresa Garza.

You are provided with the following:

Request a copy of your records. Ask for a copy of your test result as well as other PHI that was obtained during the process of registration and testing.

Request a correction to your records. Ask us to correct your health and claims records if you think they are incorrect or incomplete.

Request confidential communications. Ask us to contact you in a specific way (for example, home or office phone) or to send mail to a different address.

Restriction request. We reserve the right to decline such requests unless the requested restriction involves disclosure to a health plan and you have paid for the services out of pocket.

Provide access to a trusted party. If you have given someone medical power of attorney or if someone is your legal guardian, that person can exercise your rights and make choices about your health information.

Request a list of those with whom we’ve shared information. Ask us for a list (accounting) of the times we’ve shared your health information for six years prior to the date you ask, who we shared it with, and why. This request has to be presented in writing.

Request a list of those with whom we’ve shared information. Ask us for a list (accounting) of the times we’ve shared your health information for six years prior to the date you ask, who we shared it with, and why. This request has to be presented in writing.

Uses and Disclosures.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) set the standard for sensitive patient data protection. We typically use or share your health information in the following ways

Help manage the health care treatment you receive. We can use your health information and share it with medical professionals who are treating you.

The information we collect, why we need it, and how we use it.

Help manage the health care treatment you receive. We can use your health information and share it with medical professionals who are treating you.

Comply with the law and help with public health and safety issues. We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with local health departments and with the Department of Health and Human Services if it wants to see that we’re complying with federal privacy law.

Comply with the law and help with public health and safety issues. We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with local health departments and with the Department of Health and Human Services if it wants to see that we’re complying with federal privacy law.

Our Responsibilities
We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information.

We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice and give you a copy of it.

We will not use or share your information other than as described here unless you tell us we can in writing. If you tell us we can, you may change your mind at any time. Let us know in writing at team@wmmapro.com if you change your mind.