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Richard L. Marcus, D.D.S. & Associates
23 Southdown Road, Huntington, NY 11743

Privacy Policy

NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) requires all health care records and other individually identifiable health information (protected health information) used or disclosed to us in any form, whether electronically, on paper, or orally, be kept confidential. This federal law 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 personal health information. As required by HIPAA, we have prepared this explanation of how we are required to maintain the privacy of your health information and how we may use and disclose your health information.

Without specific written authorization, we are permitted to use and disclose your health care records for the purposes of treatment, payment and health care operations.

  • Treatment means providing, coordinating, or managing health care and related services by one or more health care providers. Examples of treatment would include crowns, fillings, teeth cleaning services, etc.
  • Payment means such activities as obtaining reimbursement for services, confirming coverage, billing or collection activities, and utilization review. An example of this would be billing your dental plan for your dental services.
  • Health Care Operations include the business aspects of running our practice, such as conducting quality assessment and improvement activities, auditing functions, cost-management analysis, and customer service. An example would include a periodic assessment of our documentation protocols, etc.

In addition, your confidential information may be used to remind you of an appointment (by phone or mail) or provide you with information about treatment options or other health-related services including release of information to friends and family members that are directly involved in your care or who assist in taking care of you. We will use and disclose your protected when we are required to do so by federal, state or local law. We may disclose your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION to public health authorities that are authorized by law to collect information, to a health oversight agency for activities authorized by law included but not limited to: response to a court or administrative order, if you are involved in a lawsuit or similar proceeding, response to a discovery request, subpoena, or other lawful process by another party involved in the dispute, but only if we have made an effort to inform you of the request or to obtain an order protecting the information the party has requested. We will release your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION if requested by a law enforcement official for any circumstance required by law. We may release your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION to a medical examiner or coroner to identify a deceased individual or to identify the cause of death. If necessary, we also may release information in order for funeral directors to perform their jobs. We may release PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION to organizations that handle organ, eye or tissue procurement or transplantation, including organ donation banks, as necessary to facilitate organ or tissue donation and transplantation if you are an organ donor. We may use and disclose your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION when necessary to reduce or prevent a serious threat to your health and safety or the health and safety of another individual or the public. Under these circumstances, we will only make disclosures to a person or organization able to help prevent the threat. We may disclose your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION if you are a member of U.S. or foreign military forces (including veterans) and if required by the appropriate authorities. We may disclose your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION to federal officials for intelligence and national security activities authorized by law. We may disclose PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION to federal officials in order to protect the President, other officials or foreign heads of state, or to conduct investigations. We may disclose your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION to correctional institutions or law enforcement HIPAA/@Notice of Privacy Practices.doc officials if you are an inmate or under the custody of a law enforcement official. Disclosure for these purposes would be necessary: (a) for the institution to provide health care services to you, (b) for the safety and security of the institution, and/or (c) to protect your health and safety or the health and safety of other individuals or the public. We may release your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION for workers’ compensation and similar programs.

Any other uses and disclosures will be made only with your written authorization. You may revoke such authorization in writing and we are required to honor and abide by that written request, except to the extent that we have already taken actions relying on your authorization.

You have certain rights in regards to your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION, which you can exercise by presenting a written request to our Privacy Officer at the practice address listed below:

  • The right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION, including those related to disclosures to family members, other relatives, close personal friends, or any other person identified by you. We are, however, not required to agree to a requested restriction. If we do agree to a restriction, we must abide by it unless you agree in writing to remove it.
  • The right to request to receive confidential communications of PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION from us by alternative means or at alternative locations.
  • The right to access, inspect and copy your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION.
  • The right to request an amendment to your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION.
  • The right to receive an accounting of disclosures of PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION outside of treatment, payment and health care operations.
  • The right to obtain a paper copy of this notice from us upon request.

We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION and to provide you with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION.

We are required to abide by the terms of the Notice of Privacy Practices currently in effect. We reserve the right to change the terms of our Notice of Privacy Practices and to make the new notice provisions effective for all PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION that we maintain. Revisions to our Notice of Privacy Practices will be posted on the effective date and you may request a written copy of the Revised Notice from this office.

You have the right to file a formal, written complaint with us at the address below, or with the Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights, in the event you feel your privacy rights have been violated. We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.

For more information about our Privacy Practices, please contact:
Dental Care Alliance
6240 Lake Osprey Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34240
Ph #: 941-955-3150

For more information about HIPAA or to file a complaint:
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Civil Rights
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
877-696-6775 (toll-free)

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Dr Marcus and his staff always go the extra mile and provide unparalleled medical care and service. He has been treating me for years and I can’t imagine going anywhere else. He is not only a skilled clinician but the nicest person you’ll ever meet. Would recommend him to all my friends and family.

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Could not say enough about how professional both Dr. Marcus and his staff are. I had a pretty painful tooth issue that my normal dentist immediately assessed would need a root canal back in April. I quickly made an appointment with Dr. Marcus. I was treated amazingly by both the staff setting me up, the assistant in the room helping Dr . Marcus and most importantly, the skill and compassion from D…

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Dr. Marcus is so kind, patient, and professional. You can’t find better care on Long Island. Highly recommended!!!!

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From the moment you walk in the office your treated professionally and courteously. Dr. Marcus is clearly an expert in what he does and his personality helped squelch my fear. Great staff as well!

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Dr Marcus is a consumate professional who always takes the time to fully explain all conditions and options available to you in a comprehensive and yet understandable manor. His professionalism, including his staff, are unequaled to any other office I have been to. I could not give a higher recommendation to any individual. Sincerely, John O’Brien

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Best endodentist ever! Beautiful office, they make you feel so comfortable and Dr. Marcus did an amazing job on my root canal! Everything went smoothly and no pain after the procedure. Highly recommended.

Jackie C.

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Dr. Marcus made my daughter’s root canal experience one that she will remember in a positive way. In fact, she laughed and smiled through the experience instead of having the fear that she usually has. Not only was Dr. Marcus amazing but his staff was as well. They spent an extra hour helping me through an insurance issue! I highly recommend using Dr. Marcus for your child or yourself!!

Linda B.

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Dr Marcus and his staff are absolutely amazing. Needed to get my 8 year old daughter in for a broken tooth. They were more then accommodating. They were able to give me an appointment the same day. Dr Marcus made my daughter laugh and made her feel at ease. Absolutely wonderful doctor. The staff from the front desk girls to the MA were amazing. Highly recommend this office.

Christy L.

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Dr. Marcus is the absolute best endodontist around. He makes a root canal actually a pleasant experience! Great organized office as well… highly recommend!

Allison B.

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Wow!! I was so nervous coming to the Endo dentist for my first time. This Endo dentist and office staff made me feel comfortable, relaxed, and the awesome staff answered any questions I had….I would definitely recommend this Endo dentist to anyone!! My pain is gone

Kerri K.

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I have been a patient of Rick Marcus for a number of years and have always found him to be outstanding. He works practically without any discomfort with root canals and is always using the latest proven techniques. He is highly skilled and has a perfect touch. Today I had a periodontal cleaning with a new hygienist named Julie and that too was an excellent experience. This is an office that consis…

Michael G.

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Dr. Marcus patiently waited over an hour for me to get numb and took care of a badly infected tooth that had me in misery for three days. The pain is gone now and I have my tooth. Thanks a million, Dr. Marcus, to you and your staff!

Irma P.

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Dr. Marcus is amazing! When I needed emergency root canal over the Christmas holiday, he not only made sure to get me on the calendar immediately, but treated me as if I was one of his own patients. I live in Philadelphia and was told by my local dentist that I was SOL as they were closed for the holiday (without coverage). I’d tried calling several other oral surgeons, but none of them would se…

Greg E.

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Very professional and courteous staff. Dr. Kapoor was wonderful. Highly skilled and very personable!

Virginia F.

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I’ve had root canal treatments from three different endodontists, two of them being the main ones in Huntington. I know for sure that Dr. Marcus is by far your best choice. His office is very nice and comfortable and his front desk staff members are very nice. There’s a keurig coffee maker in the waiting room so I always have a nice cup of coffee while I’m waiting. He runs very close to on t…

Karen B.

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Dr. Marcus answered an emergency call I placed to my own dentist. He was on-call for the week-end and he took care of my problem in a kind and efficient manner. Thank you Dr. Marcus for being such a caring professional!❤️

Patricia P.

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Completely competent, friendly and pain-free dentistry!!!!!

Thurston O.

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Dr. Marcus is the best doctor I have ever visited hands down. He was so attentive and helped me to locate the pain that no other dentist could. I tell all my friends and family to go to him – 100% the best!

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Excellent, fast. Great experience!

Tracey V.

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I absolutely love the staff here , I called with an emergency at 10 pm and dr marcus called me back and offered to Open the office in order to help me get comfortable I think that is amazing service. The following morning he saw me at 645 am and the staff was so nice and understanding they really helped with the anxiety I was feeling.. The staff even followed up with me the following day. They jus…

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  • Monday
    6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday
    6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday
    6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday
    Closed

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Richard L. Marcus, D.D.S. & Associates

23 Southdown Road, Huntington, NY 11743

(631) 247-0976