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Legal Disclaimer

All of the material on this website is copyrighted. It may not be copied without the permission of the owner. Dr. William H. Beeson makes no warranties or guarantees that the information contained herein is in every respect accurate or complete, and is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of such. Users of this information are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein with other sources. The information is not intended in any way to be, or replace, medical advice offered by physicians or other healthcare professionals. Dr. William H. Beeson makes no representations or warranties with respect to any treatment, action, or application of medication or preparation by any person following the information offered or provided within or through Dr. William H. Beeson. Dr. William H. Beeson will not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary, or other damages arising therefrom. Dr. William H. Beeson makes no representations or warranties with respect to Dr. William H. Beeson’s practice of medicine. Dr. William H. Beeson’s opinions and methods of diagnosis and treatment change frequently as new information is available. These pages cannot and do not necessarily represent his most current methods of thoughts.

So If You’re Not a Lawyer, What Does This All Mean?

The information on these pages is a partial summary of Dr. William H. Beeson’s practice of cosmetic surgery. This information is a reflection of his training and experience. It is not intended as a guide to treatment for all patients. It is also not to be considered a complete list of choices and options for cosmetic surgery, and most certainly, it does not replace talking with a physician to find out the specifics as they relate to each individual. Dr. William H. Beeson’s opinions and methods of treatment continues to change as new ideas and technology develop. Consequently, these pages may not represent his current attitudes or treatments.

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To Our Patients: By choosing to use e-mail to communicate with us, you understand and agree to the following: The use of e-mail poses risks to the confidentiality of your health information. The Internet is an open network and provides no inherent protection for confidential information. You accept these risks and waive the requirements under the HITECH Act for us to communicate with you. Further, e-mail sent to our office may not be routinely monitored. Please contact our practice by telephone (317-695-5100) or in person about critical or time-sensitive issues. In the event of a medical emergency, please contact 911.

Notice On Bottom of E-mail:

Notice: This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and covered by the electronic Communications Privacy Act and are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. Any Protected Health Information (PHI) contained in the email is HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL. It is to be used only to aid in providing specific health-care services to this patient. Any other use is a violation of federal law (HIPPA) and will be reported as such. If you are not the intended recipient or the individual responsible for delivering the email to the intended recipient, please be advised that you have received this email in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this email is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please immediately notify the sender and delete it. Thank you.

Notice on bottom of faxes:

Notice: This facsimile and any files transmitted with it are confidential and covered by the electronic Communications Privacy Act and are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. Any Protected Health Information (PHI) contained in this facsimile is HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL. It is to be used only to aid in providing specific health-care services to this patient. Any other use is a violation of federal law (HIPPA) and will be reported as such. If you are not the intended recipient or the individual responsible for delivering the facsimile to the intended recipient, please be advised that you have received this facsimile in error and that any use, dissemination, scanning, or copying of this facsimile is strictly prohibited. If you have received this facsimile in error, please immediately notify the sender and shred it. Thank you.

Who We Are

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Beeson Cosmetic Surgery collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from visitors to our website.

We are committed to safeguarding the information you entrust to us. Our website is not directed at children under 18 years of age.

Our website address is http://www.beeson.com

What Personal Data We Collect and Why Collect It

We may collect personally identifiable information (including demographic and biographic information, business affiliations, financial information and survey responses) from you in a variety of ways, including through online forms for ordering products and services and other instances where you are invited to volunteer such information.

How We Use Information

We and our trusted affiliates and business partners may use personally identifiable information collected to contact you regarding products and services and otherwise to enhance you experiences with us.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload media files you need to note that all upload files are usually publicly accessible. If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you complete a contact form, we keep contact form submissions for up to 5 years for customer services purposes, and we use the information submitted through them for patient education and marketing purposes.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where We Send Your Data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated span detection service.

Contact Information

If you have any privacy-specific concerns, you can contact our data protection officer at 317-846-0846.

Akismet Anti-Spam Service

We use anti-span protection provided by Akismet. When comments are made about our site, the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Your HIPAA Privacy Rights

We adhere to HIPPA rules and regulations. Under federal law, a patient’s medical information provided in obtaining medical care, products or services, is protected under HIPAA. If applicable, “protected health information” is information about you, including demographic information, that may identify you and that relates to your past, present and future physical or metal health or condition and related health care services. Please refer to HIPAA Notice of Privacy Policy for additional information.

Accuracy of Information

While, it is our intention to provide as accurate information as possible, it is your sole responsibility to verify any and all information posted on this website.

Updating Your Information

It is important that we keep the most accurate, up-to-date information about you in our records. Therefore, if you believe that our records contain information that needs to be updated, please call us at 317-846-0846

Children’s Privacy

Company is not designed to attract individuals under the age of 18. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we do not knowingly collect or store any personal information, even in aggregate, about children under the age of 18. If we discover we have received any information from a child under the age of 18 without parental consent, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe that we have any information from or about anyone under the age of 18, please contact us at the contact point specified below.

Privacy Policy Revisions

We reserve the right to periodically revise this policy. We may, at our sole discretion, provide notice of any such policy change on our website but such notice may only be posted for a limited time. Users are responsible for checking our Privacy Policy regularly to see if we have made any modifications.

Questions

Users may direct questions concerning this Privacy Policy by calling 317-846-0846

Beeson Cosmetic Surgery, LLC’s Notice of Privacy Policy

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

As our patient, you have entrusted your medical information to our care. We know that your relationship with us is based on trust, and that you expect us to act in your best interests. As your personal medical history is your private information, we hold ourselves to the highest standards in its safekeeping.

The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) is a Federal program that requests that all medical records and other individually identifiable health information used or disclosed by us in any form, whether electronically, on paper, or orally are kept properly confidential. HIPAA provides penalties for covered entities that misuse personal health information. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your protected healthcare information and to provide you with this notice of our legal duties and our privacy practices. HIPAA gives you, the patient, the right to understand and control how your protected health information (“PHI”) is used.

Under HIPAA regulations, we may use and disclose your Protected Health Information (PHI) without written consent for treatment, payment and health care operations (TPO)

Treatment means providing, coordinating, or managing health care and related services by one or more healthcare providers. An example of this is communicating with your referring physician, pharmacy or laboratory

Payment means activities related to obtaining reimbursement for services, confirming coverage, billing or collections activities, and utilization review. An example of this would include verifying insurance coverage or sending you a billing statement

Health Care Operations include business aspects of running our practice, such as conducting quality assessments and improving activities, auditing functions, cost management analysis, and customer service. Examples of this would be patient survey cards or contacting you, by phone or in writing, to remind you of an appointment

We may also be required or permitted to disclose your PHI for law enforcement, matters of public health and safety and other legitimate reasons. In all situations, we shall do our best to assure its continued confidentiality to the extent possible.

We will not use your information for marketing or fundraising. We will not sell your information. In compliance with federal and state privacy laws, written authorization by the patient or legal guardian is required before we can release records for reasons other than treatment, payment and healthcare operations. If you give authorize to release your records, you may revoke such authorization in writing and we will honor your request from the date we receive your written request forward.

Protecting Your Privacy Online

Our concern for your privacy naturally extends to our online communication. We transfer your data over the Internet to submit health insurance claims and send electronic prescriptions to your pharmacy via a secure server. We do NOT use Electronic Medical Records so your chart is not accessible over the internet.

We will file an insurance claim to your private insurance, Medicare or Supplement if you authorize us to do so. If you ask us not to give details about services to an insurance company that they will not be pay for, such as cosmetic services, we will honor your request.

You may have the following rights with respect to your PHI:

The have the right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of PHI, including those related to disclosures of family members, other relatives, close personal friends, or any other person identified by you. We are, however, not required to honor a request restriction except in limited circumstances, which we shall explain if you ask. If we do agree to the restriction, we must abide by it unless you notify us in writing.

You can advise us of the best location to contact you to protect your private information.

You can request a copy of medical record in writing.

You can request an amendment of your PHI. This request must be done in writing and will be honored at our discretion.

We keep a log of disclosures of your medical information for the past six years and you can request a copy

We will notify you if a breach of your protected health information occurs.

Please let us know if you feel that your protections have been violated by our office. You have the right to file a formal, written complaint with our practice and with the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.

Contact Information: Feel free to contact our office if you have any concerns regarding the privacy of your personal information. Please contact our Practice Compliance Officer, Lesley Conn 317-846-0846.

A copy of our privacy policy is available at our office.

It is our intention to abide by the terms of the Notice of Privacy Practices and HIPAA Regulations currently in effect. We reserve the right to change the terms of our Notice of Privacy Practice and to make the new notice provision effective for all PHI that we maintain. A copy of the revised Notice of Privacy Practices is posted on our website and a copy of the written policy is available at our office and can be mailed upon request.

Beeson Cosmetic Surgery Patient Rights and Responsibilities

It is your RIGHT as a patient of this facility:

To request and receive medically appropriate treatment and services within the Center’s capacity and mission.

To receive care that respects your individual, cultural, spiritual and social values, regardless of race, color, creed, nationality, age, gender, disability or source of payment.

To receive respectful, considerate, compassionate care that promotes you dignity, privacy, safety, and comfort and that manages your pain as well as possible.

To receive physical and spiritual support during times of illness and to be as free from pain, and in as much control of your environment as possible.

To expect that efforts will be made to provide you with the best of care during and after your treatment, including appropriate arrangements for durable medical equipment, home care, or other alternatives.

To be informed, in understandable language – of the nature of your illness and treatment options, including potential risks, benefits, alternatives and costs. To participate fully in your health care decisions.

To know the identity of your caregiver. To request a second opinion or change physicians.

To accept or refuse recommended tests or treatments, to the extent the law permits. To refuse to sign a consent form if there is anything you don’t understand or agree. To change your mind about any procedure to which you have consented. To be informed of the medical consequences of refusing tests or treatments.

To be informed of any proposed research or experimental treatment that may be considered in your care, and to consent or refuse to participate in this treatment.

To formulate Advanced Directives. To expect that your advance directives will be followed when applicable.

Advanced directives are witnessed documents that say what you desire in the event you are unable to communicate your wishes. Advance directives such as living wills or life prolonging procedures declarations help you to express your wishes about the extent to which you want treatments to prolong your life when death is inevitable within a short period of time. Directives such as the appointment of a health care representative or a durable power of attorney specify who should speak in your name if you cannot express your own wishes, either temporarily or permanently. If you would like someone to discuss advanced directives with you ask your caregiver.

To expect that appropriate decision-makers will be sought in case you lack decision making ability and have no advance directive.

To raise ethical issues concerning your care with your care providers and/or with the facility’s ethics committee.

To participate in the resolution of those issues.

To be assured that medical and personal information will be handled in a confidential manner. To have access to the information in your medical record. It is up to you whether we release any information at all, other than that required by your physicians and insurance company. Your caregivers can explain this option.

To receive a prompt and courteous response to your complaints about the quality of care or service.

To request and receive information regarding the patient’s bill, including payments, insurance status and charge explanation. To receive information regarding financial assistance and help in determining financial needs.

Your Responsibility

To provide all required personal and family health information

To participate as best you can in making decisions about your medical treatment and carry out the plan of care agreed upon by you and your caregivers.

To ask questions of your physician or other caregivers when you do not understand any information or instructions.

To inform your physician or other care provider if you do not understand your diagnosis or treatment, or if you desire a transfer of care to another physician, caregiver or facility.

To be considerate of others receiving or providing care.

To observe facility policies and procedures, including those on smoking, noise, and visitors.

To accept your financial obligations associated with your care and to provide financial appropriate information when requesting financial assistance, if needed.

To be reasonable in requests for medical treatment and other services.

To advise your caregivers of any dissatisfaction you may have.

For questions or concerns contact: William H. Beeson, MD 317-846-0846

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