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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 1/1/2024

James T. Martin, MD and staff are committed to protecting the privacy of our patients. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information we collect, how we use it, the measures we take to safeguard it, and how patients can manage their information.

Information We Collect

  1. Personal Health Information (PHI): Including but not limited to, medical history, test results, and treatment plans.

  2. Personal Identification Information: Such as name, date of birth, social security number, and contact details.

  3. Billing and Payment Information: Including insurance data and payment history.

Use of Information

The information we collect is used to:

  • Provide medical care and treatment.

  • Bill for healthcare services.

  • Communicate important health and treatment updates.

  • Comply with legal, regulatory, and accreditation requirements.

Disclosure of Information

Dr. Martin’s office may disclose your information as necessary to:

  • Healthcare providers for treatment purposes.

  • Third-party payers for billing and payment purposes.

  • Authorized public health authorities, as required by law.

Protection of Your Information

We implement robust security measures to protect patient data:

  • Secure storage of physical records and controlled access to our facilities.

  • Encryption and secure access controls for electronic records.

  • Regular training for our staff on privacy and security protocols.

Patient Rights

Patients have the right to:

  • Review and obtain a copy of their health records.

  • Request amendments to their records as permitted under applicable law.

  • Receive an accounting of disclosures of their PHI.

  • Provide written authorization before any non-standard use or sharing of their PHI.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy. Any changes will be effectively immediately upon posting the revised policy in our office and on our website, if applicable.

Contact Information

For any questions or concerns about your privacy rights or the information we hold, you can contact our office at:

Dr. James T. Martin, MD
9213 University Blvd #A
North Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 572-7123 (office)

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