OUR PRIVACY PRACTICES

Your Partners for Endocrine Health

At Endocrinology Consultants, we are committed to providing our patients with exceptional care and forming relationships that are built on trust.  To that end, we place a significant priority on a patient’s right to privacy, and will endeavor to protect the confidentiality of you and your health information; whether this information is stored in a paper or an electronic format.

 

This summary briefly describes important information contained in our Notice of Privacy Practices. We encourage you to take the time to read the complete Notice, which can be downloaded by clicking the button below: 

Our Notice of Privacy Practices describes how we may use and disclose your protected health information to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law. It also describes your rights to access and control you protected health information. Your “protected health information” means any of your written and oral health information, including demographic data that can be used to identify you. This is information that is created or received by your health care provider, and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health condition. A summary of your rights, your choices, and our uses and disclosures appears below:

Your Rights

You have the right to:

  • Get a copy of your paper or electronic medical record

  • Correct your paper or electronic record

  • Request confidential communication

  • Ask us to limit the information we share

  • Get a list of those with whom we've shared your information

  • Get a copy of this privacy notice

  • Choose someone to act on your behalf

  • File a complaint if you believe your privacy rights have been violated

Your Choices

You have some choices in the way that we use and share information related to:

  • Telling family and friends about your condition

  • Providing disaster relief

  • Including you in a facility directory

  • Providing mental health care

  • Marketing our services and selling your information

  • Raising funds

Uses & Disclosures

We may use and share your information as we:

  • Treat you

  • Run our organization

  • Bill you for services

  • Help with public health and safety issues

  • Perform research activities

  • Comply with state and federal laws

  • Respond to organ and tissue donation requests

  • Work with a medical examiner or funeral director

  • Address workers' compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests

  • Respond to lawsuits and legal actions

Endocrinology Consultants of East Tennessee complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.  For additional information, please see our Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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