Dr. Robert D. Weaver

Dr. Jennifer Zienkowski-Zubel

Notice of Privacy Practices

The Office of Dr. Weaver is committed to protecting your privacy as a patient. We take pride in treating our patients with dignity and respect. Protecting our patient's personal information is very important to us. We use strict standards of security and confidentiality to protect patient personal information. Only employees who are trained in the proper handling of your information and who must have that information to perform their jobs will be allowed to see and use your information. We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable federal and state regualations to keep your personal information safe. We never sell any information for marketing purposes.

Law requires us to:

  1. Keep your medical information private.
  2. Give you this notice describing our legal duties, privacy practices, and your rights regarding your medical information.
  3. Follow the terms of the notice that is now in effect.
When you become a patient of this office, we will use your health information within the office and disclose your health information outside the office for the reasons described in this notice. The following catagories describe some of the ways that we will use and disclose your health information.

Treatment: We use your health information to provide you with health care services. We may disclose your health information to your other doctors, nurses, technicians, medical or nursing students, or other persons at the Hospitals we are affiliated with who need that information to take care of you.

Payment: We may use your health information so that the health care you receive may be billed and paid for by you, your insurance company, or another third party.

Health Care Operations: We may use your health information and disclose it outside of this office for our health care operations. These uses and disclosures help us operate this office to maintain and improve patient care.

Notification: Medical information to notify or help a family member, your personal representative or another person responsible for your care. We will share information about your location, general conditions, or death. If you are present, we will get your permission if possible before we share or give you the opportunity to refuse permission. In case of emergency, and if you are not able to give or refuse permission, we will share only the health information that is directly necessary for your health care, according to our professional judgment. We will also use our professional judgment to make decisions in your best interest about allowing someone to pick up medicine, medical supplies, x-rays or medical information for you, including leaving messages at your home or place of employment.

Legal Matters: We will disclose health information about you outside of this office when required to do so by federal, state, or local law, or by the court process. We may disclose health information about you for public health reasons, like reporting births, deaths, child abuse or neglect, reactions to medications or problems with medical products. We may release health information to help control the spread of disease or to notify a person whose health or safety may be threatened. We may disclose health information to a health oversight agency for activities authorized by law, such as for audits, investigations, inspections, and licensure.

Authorizations For Other Uses and Disclosures: As described above, we will use your health information and disclose it outside of this office for treatment, payment, health care operations, minor medical research, and when required by law. We will not use or disclose your health information for other reasons without your written authorization. You may revoke or restrict the authorization, in writing, at any time, but we cannot take back any uses or disclosures of your health information already made with your authorization.

Your Rights: You have the right to receive a copy of this notice. You have the right to restrict certain uses and disclosures of private health information. You have the right to review, copy and amend your personal health information. You may request an accounting, which is a listing of the entities or persons (other than yourself) to whom this office has disclosed your health information without your written authorization. The accounting would not include disclosures for treatment, payment, health care operations, and certain other disclosures exempted by law. You may complain about alleged privacy violations by our practice to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. You can advise us not to leave messages at your home, work, or on answering machines.

Changes to This Notice: We may change this Notice at any time. Any change in the Notice could apply to medical information we already have about you, as well as any information we receive in the future. New Notices will be available upon your request.