When you browse our website, we automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.
If we ask for your personal information for the purposes of marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us.
When you click on links on this website, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
7. Age of Consent
By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence, and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
8. Health Information
This Notice of Privacy Practices describes how this facility may use and disclose your protected health information (PHI) to carry out treatment, payment or healthcare operations and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law. It also describes your rights to access and control your protected health information. “Protected Health Information” is information about you, including demographic information, that may identify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health or condition and related healthcare services.
We are required to abide by the terms of this Notice of Privacy Practices. We may change the terms of our notice, at any time. The new notice will be effective for all protected health information that is maintained at that time. Upon your request, this facility will provide you with any revised Notice of Privacy Practices by calling the practice and requesting that a revised copy be sent to you in the mail or asking for one at the time of your next appointment.
- Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information
You will be asked by this facility to sign a consent form. Once you have consented to use and disclosure of your protected health information for treatment, payment and healthcare operations by signing the consent form, this facility will use or disclose your protected health information as described in this Section. Your protected health information may be used and disclosed by this facility, the office staff and others outside of our office that are involved in your care and treatment for the purpose of providing medical care services to you. Your protected health information may also be used and disclosed to pay your medical care bills and to support the operation of this facility practice.
Treatment: We will use and disclose your protected health information to provide, coordinate or manage your medical care and any related services. This includes the coordination or management of your medical care with a third party that has already obtained your permission to have access to your protected health information. In addition, this facility may disclose your protected health information to another physician or healthcare provider (e.g., a specialist or laboratory) who, at the request of this facility becomes involved in your care by providing assistance with your medical care diagnosis or treatment to his facility.
Payment: Your protected health information will be used, as needed, to obtain payment for your medical care services. This may include certain activities that your health insurance plan may undertake before it approves of pays for the medical care services this facility recommends for you.
Healthcare Operations: We may use or disclose, as needed, your protected health information in order to support the business activities of this facility’s practice. In addition, this facility may use a sign-in sheet at the registration desk where you will be asked to sign your name. We may also call you by name in the waiting room when the staff is ready to see you. We may use or disclose your protected health information, as necessary, to contact you to remind you or your appointment.
We will share your protected health information with third party “business associates” that perform various activities for the practice. Whenever an arrangement between our office and a business associate involves the use or disclosure of your protected health information, this facility will have a written contract that contains terms that will protect the privacy of your protected health information.
If you have any questions about this Notice of Privacy Practices please contact our HIPAA Officer:
Franklyn Alexander, DDS
801 S. Bowen Road
Arlington, TX 76013
Last Updated: 26 September 2017