HIPAA NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
WEBSITE PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY
Confidentiality of data relating to individual patients and visitors to this web site, including their identity, is respected by this web site. The web site owner undertakes to honor or exceed the legal requirements of medical/health information privacy that apply in the State of Texas and State of California where the web site and mirror sites are located.
PURPOSE AND INTENDED AUDIENCE
Bechara Y. Ghorayeb, MD offers and maintains this web site to provide information of a general nature about disorders of the ear, nose, and throat. In addition, this website offers information about problems of the entire head and neck region, including thyroid and parathyroid disorders, trauma, tumors, infections, congenital abnormalities and the aging process.The information presented is intended for a general broad audience -- the public, the media, health practitioners, researchers, medical and dental students, residents etc.
OWNERSHIP, SUPPORT & ADVERTISING
This site is owned and maintained by Bechara Y. Ghorayeb, MD. It is supported by private funds and does not accept advertising. Hosting is provided by Homestead Technologies, Inc., Menlo Park, California.
Where appropriate, information published on this site is supported by clear references to source data and, where possible, specific HTML links.
The information provided on this website is designed to support, not replace the relationship that exists between a patient /site visitor and his or her physician. Nothing in this site is intended to constitute medical or legal advice. Dr. Ghorayeb provides links to other sites as a convenience to visitors. The content of web pages linked to this site are the responsibility of the individuals and institutions who publish them. Any information in this site or other linked sites should not be considered a substitute for instructions given by the individual's physician or a consultation with an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist). An individual's particular facts and circumstances will determine the treatment which is most appropriate.