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Privacy

At Sandy Springs Internal Medicine, our physicians understand the importance of patient confidentiality and are committed to the protection of your personal healthcare information. We take a variety of precautions to ensure that your privacy is protected and secured.

  1. All personal identification information is protected and stored on a HIPAA-compliant secure server.
  2. All information given via the physician consult form or in a conversation with any of our employees is held in complete confidence. Our employees adhere to the strict standards for patient confidentiality set by the American Medical Association and the Health on the Net Foundation.
  3. We do not share any of your personal information with any of our affiliate or associate sites.
  4. We will not release any identifying information to anyone unless mandated by federal or state laws. Aggregate statistical summaries may be released to third parties, but these statistics will contain no personally identifiable information.
  5. Email correspondence and notifications from our office will not contain any medical information or indication of medical treatment.

There are two ways to determine if you are connected to a secure server.

  1. A little closed padlock or unbroken key will appear on the bottom of your browser’s window when you access a secure page.
  2. The “http” at the beginning of the URL will change to “https” when you access secure pages.

Our patients and physicians communicate health information through a secure server only. To consult with your physician about personal matters, patients can register and log onto our secure web-based patient portal service to access their personal healthcare records and communicate directly with their physician. When your physician needs to correspond with you, an email will be sent notifying you to visit the patient portal in order to read the communication. The notification email you will receive contains no health information or any indication of your interaction with your physician.

If you have difficulties using the patient portal or have any questions about our privacy measures, don’t hesitate to contact Sandy Springs Internal Medicine for assistance.