Medical Disclaimer

GENERAL WEBSITE INFORMATION
All content found on the The Anti-Aging Clinic of Northwest Florida website, including: text, images, audio, or other formats were created for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Website.
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor, go to the emergency department, or call 911 immediately. The Anti-Aging Clinic of Northwest Florida does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on The Anti-Aging Clinic of Northwest Florida website. Reliance on any information provided by The Anti-Aging Clinic of Northwest Florida website, The Anti-Aging Clinic of Northwest Florida employees, contracted writers, or medical professionals presenting content for publication to The Anti-Aging Clinic of Northwest Florida is solely at your own risk.
The Site may contain health- or medical-related materials or discussions regarding beauty enhancement procedures. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use our Site. The Site and its Content are provided on an "as is" basis.
Links to other websites or even educational content not created by The Anti-Aging Clinic of Northwest Florida are taken at your own risk. The Anti-Aging Clinic of Northwest Florida is not responsible for the claims of external websites and education companies.
HIPAA & EHR COMPLIANCE
Healthcare providers that maintain electronic health care records (EHR) are required by the Health Insurance and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to publish a notice indicating their Privacy Policy. An example of such notice, which we believe complies with the HIPAA requirements effective September 23, 2013, for those covered entities, follows under the webpages titled "Privacy Policy and Medical Disclaimer". This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review this information carefully.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. (HIPAA) is a federal program that requires that all medical, psychological and dental records and other individually identifiable health information used or disclosed by covered entities in any form, whether electronically, on paper, or orally, are kept properly confidential. This act gives you, the patient significant new rights to understand and control how your health information is used. HIPAA provides penalties for covered entities that misuse protected health information (PHI). This notice of privacy practices describes how covered entities may use and disclose protected health information (PHI) to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations (TPO) 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 condition and related healthcare services.
It is important to note that The Anti-Aging Clinic of Northwest Florida does not keep any personal medical records online with this website server. There is absolutely nothing related to any clients of ours within this website, server or online in any way.
USES AND DISCLOSURES OF PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION
We may use and disclose your protected health information to provide, coordinate, or manage healthcare and any related services. This includes the coordination or management of your healthcare with a third party. For example, your protected health information may be provided to a physician or other health care provider to whom you have been referred to ensure that the health care professional has the necessary information to diagnose or treat you.
Treatment: We will use and disclose your Protected Health Information to provide, coordinate, or manage your health care and any related services. This includes the coordination or management of your health care with a third party. For example, your protected health information may be provided to a physician to whom you have been referred to ensure that the health care professional has the necessary information to diagnose or treat you.
Payment: Your protected health care information will be used, as needed, to obtain payment for health care services. For example, obtaining approval for a hospital stay may require that your relevant protected health information be disclosed to the health plan to obtain approval for the hospital admission. However, you have the right to restrict certain disclosures of protected health information (PHI) to a health plan if you pay out of pocket in full for the healthcare service.
Healthcare Operations: We may use or disclose, as needed, your protected health information in order to support the business activities of your healthcare providers practice. These activities include, but are not limited to, quality assessment activities, employee review activities, and conducting or arranging for other business activities. We may use or disclose, as needed, your protected health information to support the business activities of this practice. In addition, we may use a sign in sheet at the registration desk where you will be asked to sign your name and indicate your healthcare provider. We may also call you by name in the waiting room when your healthcare provider is ready to see you. We may use or disclose your protected health information, as necessary, to contact you to remind you of your appointment. We may call your home and leave a message either on an answering machine or with the person answering the phone to remind you of an upcoming appointment, the need to schedule an appointment or to call our office. We may also mail a postcard reminder to your home address. If you would prefer that we call or contact you at another telephone number or location or in some other way, please let us know.
We may use or disclose protected health information in the following situations without your authorization. These situations include: as required by law, public health issues required by law, and emergency situations.
COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS
The Anti-Aging Clinic of Northwest Florida welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement. If you believe that we have not adhered to this statement, please contact us by e-mail or postal mail at the address provided on our Contact Us page, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.