Our Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to Anil R. Shah, MD, SC. This statement describes the practices that Anil R. Shah, MD, SC will follow in respect to the privacy of site users.
This notice applies to all information collected by or submitted to Anil R. Shah, MD, SC. On some pages, you can schedule an in-person physician consult, request a photo consultation, ask Dr. Shah a question, or sign up for one of our Open Houses. The types of personal information collected on these pages include:
- Email Address
- Phone Number
We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
This site contains links to other sites. While we strive to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by other sites. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should email us at [email protected]
The purpose of our Website located at www.shahfacialplastics.com is to provide the public with general information on facial plastic surgery. Information provided on this site should not be used for medical diagnosis and/or treatment.
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at 312-944-0117 or email us at [email protected]
More Information on Our Privacy Practice
It is the policy of our practice that all physicians and staff preserve the integrity and the confidentiality of protected health information (PHI) pertaining to our patients. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that our practice and its physicians and staff have the necessary medical and PHI to provide the highest quality medical care possible while protecting the confidentiality of the PHI of our patients to the highest degree possible. Patients should not be afraid to provide information to our practice and its physicians and staff for purposes of treatment, payment and healthcare operations (TPO).
To that end, our practice and its physicians and staff will-
1. Adhere to the standards set forth in the Notice of Privacy Practices.
2. Collect, use and disclose PHI only in conformance with state and federal laws and current patient covenants and/or authorizations, as appropriate. Our practice and its physicians and staff will not use or disclose PHI for uses outside of practice's TPO, such as marketing, employment life insurance applications, etc. without an authorization from the patient.
3. Use and disclose PHI to remind patients of their appointments unless they instruct us not to.
4. Recognize that PHI collected about patients must be accurate, timely, complete and available when needed. Our practice and its physicians and staff will: Implement reasonable measures to protect the integrity of all PHI maintained about patients.
5. Recognize that patients have a right to privacy. Our practice and its physicians and staff respect the patient's individual dignity at all times. Our practice and its physicians and staff will respect patient's privacy to the extent consistent with providing the highest quality medical care possible and with the efficient administration of the facility.
6. Act as responsible information stewards and treat all PHI as sensitive and confidential. Consequently, our practice and its physicians and staff will:
b. Not disclose PHI data unless the patient (or his or her authorized representative) has properly authorized the release or the release is otherwise authorized by law.
7. Recognize that although our practice "owns" the medical record, the patient has a right to inspect and obtain a copy of his/her PHI. In addition, patients patients have a right to request an amendment to his/her medical record if he/she believes his/her information is inaccurate or incomplete. Our practice and its physicians and staff will:
b. Provide patients an opportunity to request the correction of inaccurate or incomplete PHI in their medical records in accordance with the law and professional standards.
8. All patients and staff of our practice will maintain a list of certain disclosures of PHI for purposes other than TPO for each patient and those made pursuant to an authorization as required by HIPAA rules. We will provide this list to patients upon request, so long as their requests are in writing.