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Lifestyle Physicians LLC Patient Notice of Online Privacy Practices

This privacy policy explains how medical information about you may be used or disclosed and how you can get access to this information. It applies to lifestyle physicians.com website as specified by Lifestyle doctors and its subsidiaries.

Please review it carefully and please contact: Lifestyle Physicians LLC in Warrenton, VA if you have any questions.

You can navigate our website without registration and many services are available in that case but many tools on our website require registration. It is your choice to register for services and if you decide not to register, we only collect Non-personal information through cookies and web beacon. However, if you decide to register on our website, we may collect health related and personal information. It is your responsibility to submit correct information so we can contact you if needed. Inaccurate information will not only effect your communication with Lifestyle Physicians but it may also provide incorrect material to you.


About this Notice:

We understand that health related information about you is personal and we are committed to protect your information. It is essential for Lifestyle Physicians to create a record of the care and services you receive at our office. We use this record for payment of care provided, to comply with certain legal requirements and for health care operations. This notice explains how we use this information about you and that we are obligated by law to comply with the terms of this notice that is currently in effect.

I) Non-Personal Information we collect about you

We collect non-personal information about you even if you do not register with our website. We do this this through the use of cookies and web beacon. Lifestylephysicians.com assigns a different cookie to every computer an we monitor information like how many people open our newsletter or emails but these are never used to pertain personal health information about you. You can reject all cookies by the setting of your browser software but you may not be able to access all information of our website if you decided to reject our cookies.

We also have links to other websites on lifestylephysicians.com and we are not responsible for their privacy practices regarding your personal and health information. We recommend that you review privacy statement of every website that you access through lifestylephysicians.com.

II) Protected Health Information (PHI) we collect about you:

It refers to information that individually identifies you. We collect this information from you (patient) or from your health care provider and use it for treatment, payment, health care operations, market research, and electronic emails and to comply with law enforcement authorities.

In the event that we are legally required to share your personal health information to a third party we will notify

you unless doing so violate the law or court order.

a) Health Care

We use your health information internally to monitor your treatment and to provide the best care possible. We may use and disclose this information to physicians, nurses, medical technician, medical students and other authorized personnel for education and learning purposes.

b) Treatment

We may use and disclose your information to provide medical treatments and to manage medical care. We would share the information with other health care providers to whom you have been referred to make sure that they have the necessary information to diagnose and treat you

c) Payment

We use your protected health information to bill you for the treatment and services provided by us and to collect payments from you or a third party. For example: we may need to give your insurance company information about your treatment in order for them to agree to pay for it.

d) Treatments/Appointments Reminders/Health related services

We use your personal information to contact you through email or phone to remind you that you have an appointment or to contact you about possible treatment option available or any health care benefits that may be of any interest to you.

e)Market Research

Periodically, our marketing department or contractors on our behalf may conduct online surveys or use pop ups, emails and/or surveys to gather feedback about our website. We will not be used the gathered data to personably identify you. IT will be only be used for research purposes and will not be given or sold to a third party without your consent.

f)Meeting Legal Requirements

We will only release personably identifiable information to meet certain legal requirements.

  1. When necessary to prevent a threat to your health or safety of others
  2. We may disclose your personal identifiable information to the appropriate government authority if we believe the patient has been a victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence and the patient agree or we are required by law to make the disclosure
  3. We may disclose your information to government authorities who monitor health care system, government programs and compliance with civil rights law.
  4. To provide legally required notices of unauthorized access to or disclosure of your health information
  5. We may disclose your information to a court or administer order if you are involved in a lawsuit or a dispute.
  6. If you are a member of the armed forces or involved with national security or intelligence services, we may disclose your information to the command authorities when required to do so.

g)Organ and Tissue Donation

If you are an organ or tissue donor, we may use or disclose your personable or identifiable information that handle organ procurement or transplantation such as an organ donation bank as necessary to facilitate organ to tissue donation and transplantation

h)Workers Compensation

We may disclose information for workers compensation or similar programs that provide benefits for work related injuries or illnesses.

i) Individuals involved in your care

We may disclose your personal health information to a family member, a close friend or someone you identify unless you object in writing. We will only disclose information that’s directly related to that person’s involvement in your health care.

We may be required to disclose your information to disaster relief organizations that need it to coordinate your health care, or notify your family members or friends of your location or condition in a disaster.

III) How Lifestyle Physicians.com protects your privacy and security internally:

Following are some of the security procedures that Lifestyle Physicians.com uses to protect your privacy.

Our operations and maintenance contractor have limited access to your personal identifiable information in the course of providing products or services to us. It includes vendors, suppliers and maintenance workers for the website. We have following procedures in place to keep personal identifiable information secure and protected:

  1. Both a password and username is required to access personal information
  2. Both a password and username is required to access personal information
  3. b) Use firewalls to protect information held and encryption in transmitting personal identifiable information to our servers.
  4. We monitor our employees who have access to your personal health information
  5. We require our employees to abide by our privacy policy and be subject to disciplinary action if they violate it.
  6. We back up our systems to protect your information
  7. All credit card transactions are processed through US Pay Group. Your information is encrypted and decoded which allows them to process it

IV) Your rights regarding your Personal Health Information (PHI)
a) Removing your personal information

If you have a problem or complaint regarding your information from our systems please email us at admin@lifestylephysicians.com. We try to answer every email within 24-48 hours, but may not always be able to do so. If you do not receive adequate information in response to your complaint, you can write to lifestylephysicians.com at:

Lifestyle Physicians

Attn: Dr. Sagar Verma

147 Alexandria Pike Suite 104

Warrenton, VA 20186

Upon your request, we will delete your personal identifiable information from our databases when possible from our back up media. However, it is not possible to remove each and every record of the information you provided from our databases or lifestylephysicians.com

b)Eligibility to receive a copy of your information

You have the right to receive and inspect a copy of your information that we use to make decisions about your care. We have up to 30 days to make it available to you and we may charge you a fee for the cost of copying, mailing, or other supplies covered in the cost. We may deny your request in certain limited circumstances. If we deny your request, you have the right to have it reviewed by a licensed health care professional who was nit involved in your denial and we will comply with the outcome of the review.

c)Electronic Copy of medical records

You have the right to request a copy of your electronic medical records if it is maintained in that format but it will be provided in a hard copy format.

d)Notification of a Breach

You have the right to be notified if there is a breach in any of your unsecured PHI

e) Accounting of Disclosure

You have the right to request for an accounting of disclosures we have in place for you but you must submit your request in writing to the offer. The first request for the accounting disclosure will be free of charge.

f)Request Amendments & restrictions

You have the right to ask for limitation, restriction or amendments on the personal health information we have in our records. We are not legally required to comply to the request but if we do agree to do so, we will fulfill your request unless the information is needed to provide emergency treatment. You must make the request in a hard copy format and state the limitations/ restrictions precisely.

f)g) Confidential Communications

You have the right to request that we communicate with you only in certain ways to protect your privacy

f)Terms and Conditions

Lifestyle Physicians Website (“Site”).

Please read the following terms and conditions related to your use of our website carefully:

  1. By using this site, you agree to comply with this privacy policy and to indemnify Lifestyle Physicians against any claims by third parties arising from your violation of this policy. You may only use this site for lawful purposes and may not use it to harm others, in a manner that infringes another’s copyrights, patents, trademarks and/or use it to gain illegal access to other sites or computers.
  2. You agree that Lifestyle Physicians may send you email regarding changes and new additions to the website.
  3. Lifestyle Physicians may monitor, review, edit or delete information from time to time and is under no obligation to do so and takes no responsibility or liability arising from the content.
  4. All comments, feedback ideas disclosed or Lifestyle Physicians website or submitted by other means shall be and remain Lifestyle Physicians property. Lifestyle Physicians owns exclusively all such rights, title and shall not be limited in any way and is under no obligation to maintain any comments in confidence or to respond to any comments.
  5. You agree that Lifestyle Physicians may use/disclose information about your demographics and your use of the website in any manner that does not reveal your identity.
  6. This agreement is effective unless terminated by you or Lifestyle Physicians. Lifestyle Physicians or you can terminate this agreement at any time without notice and Lifestyle Physicians reserve the right to deny your access to the website if you fail to comply with any terms of the agreement. A termination of the agreement does not limit other legal rights of lifestyle physicians available under law.
  7. We may change, move or delete any content on the website or privacy policy without prior notice. We reserve the right to make changes effective for personal health information already on file.
  8. This site and all the content of the website is provided without any warranties of any kind. You acknowledge that your use of this website is at your own risk you assume full responsibility for all cost associated in connection with your use of the website.

Site Disclaimer

The information available on this website is not a substitute to any professional medical advice and is only available for information purposes. You should always seek the advice of a health care professional before changing any medication or making a decision regarding a new treatment or any other health related matter.

Lifestyle Physicians does not take responsibility for accuracy, completeness, timeliness of any products, services or opinions given on this website or any other general information given on the Internet.

In no case will Lifestyle Physicians be liable for you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you or anyone else in dependence of information provided through this website.

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