PRIVACY POLICY

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We are required by law to notify you of your privacy rights regarding your health information.  Your

health information at our Clinic will be provided to you after it has been reviewed, but remain

confidential as required by state and federal laws.

DISCLOSURES

We may also use and disclose health information for the following purposes:  health care services in

the Clinic, treatment coordination with your other health care providers, billing and payment, health

insurance, appointment reminders, and  if required by law (judicial hearings, abuse or neglect, or

national security).  Health information will be provided to parents of minor children.  Health

information (or limited health information) may also be provided with your request to other parties

you designate, such as: children of elderly patients, or other family members or friends, or to third

parties (such as schools, nursing homes, or group care homes).

EXCEPTIONS

Your health care or personal information will not be used for marketing, or given or sold to third

parties.  Exceptions: (1) We may use email addresses to send free nutrition newsletters or notices

to our patients.  (2) Certain case histories may be used anonymously as examples.  (3) Certain lab

test data and demographic data may be used for research purposes, but will be kept coded and

anonymous.  However, if you object to any of these, you may notify us in writing, and your

information will be excluded.

PATIENT RIGHTS

You may review or get copies of your health information, with limited exceptions.   A health care

provider must first review and note your lab test results.  A fee will be charged for copying and staff

time.  You may have a list of disclosed health information and recipients.   You may request

alternative means or location for communications.  You may place limited restrictions on our use of

your health information, or request that we amend your health information; such requests must be

made in writing and provide reasons, and we may deny your request under certain circumstances.

If you are concerned about violations of your health information you may contact us, or contact the

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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