On April 20, 2023, Peachtree Orthopedics determined an unauthorized party gained access to limited systems within our computer network. We immediately began an investigation, which included working with third-party specialists to determine the full nature and scope of the situation. We also notified law enforcement. While our investigation is ongoing, Peachtree Orthopedics has no reason to believe this incident has resulted in any fraud or misuse of information. However, we cannot rule out unauthorized access to certain information for individuals. The type of information potentially impacted varies by individual, but may include name in combination with one or more of the following: address, date of birth, driver’s license number, Social Security number, medical treatment/diagnosis information, treatment cost, financial account information, and health insurance claims/provider information.
In an abundance of caution, we are offering all potentially affected individuals complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection services. On July 17, 2023, we began mailing notice letters to potentially impacted individuals with more information regarding this incident. If you have questions about this incident, the letter you received, or you would like to enroll in complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection services we are making available to potentially impacted individuals, please call our dedication assistance line at 1-888-601-3774, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern, excluding major U.S. holidays.
Upon discovering this incident, we changed account passwords and implemented additional security measures to further protect information and reduce the risk of a similar incident occurring in the future.
In general, we encourage individuals to remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft and fraud by reviewing credit reports/account statements and explanation of benefits forms for suspicious activity and to detect errors. Under U.S. law, individuals are entitled to one free credit report annually from each of the three major credit reporting bureaus, TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax. To order your free credit report, visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call 1-877-322-8228.
Individuals have the right to place an initial or extended “fraud alert” on a credit file at no cost. If individuals are a victim of identity theft, they are entitled to an extended fraud alert lasting seven years. As an alternative to a fraud alert, they have the right to place a “credit freeze” on a credit report. The credit freeze is designed to prevent credit, loans, and services from being approved without consent. Pursuant to federal law, individuals cannot be charged to place or lift a credit freeze on your credit report.
Should individuals wish to place a fraud alert or credit freeze, please contact the three major credit reporting bureaus listed below: