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Policies & Disclaimers

Exams:

Many issues I aim to address are suited to a telehealth platform.  Of course, as in any medical field, there are times when a hands-on physical exam is needed.  I am not able to provide that in a virtual setting, but will happily advise you to see an OBGYN in an office setting if appropriate. 

 

Prescriptions and Medical Care:

Due to licensing and prescribing regulations, I am only able to see patients virtually who live in the following states: WI, NY, NJ, IL, CA and FL.  I am also able to send in prescriptions to your local pharmacy when provided with the contact information.  Please be in touch if you live in a state or country not on this list to let me know of your interest for consultation.

Halachic:

I practice on this platform as a medical doctor first and foremost.  Though I have a strong and knowledgeable background and experience in the issue and concerns related to Taharat Hamishpacha, I recognize that each Jewish woman has a unique and personal way of observing.  I strongly encourage concordant consultation with your local rabbinic authority for rulings that need halachic input.  My goal is to give comprehensive education on your specific medical concern, so you are able to make a fully informed decision for yourself.  It is your choice to involve halachic authority in that decision or not.

Medical:

This website, www.drelissahellmanmd.com, does not provide any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The contents of this site, such as text, graphics, images, and other material contained on www.drelissahellmanmd.com (“Content”) are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Information provided on this Website does not create a doctor-patient relationship between you and Dr. Hellman. You should always speak with your physician or other healthcare professional before taking any medication or nutritional, herbal or homeopathic supplement, or adopting any treatment for a health problem. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on theconfidentkallah.com.  If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

No Show Appointments:

These policies are in effect to avoid wasting both the patient and doctors time.  We very much appreciate advanced warning if you will not be able to make your scheduled appointment time. If you make an appointment and do not show up for it within 10 minutes of the scheduled time, that will be considered a "no-show".  You will be given one chance to reschedule it at a mutually convenient time.  If you no-show to that one as well, you will forfeit the appointment cost.

Privacy Policy & Cookies:

The following Privacy Policy governs the online information collection practices of www.drelissahellmanmd.com. Specifically, it outlines the types of information that we gather about you while you are using drelissahellmanmd.com website (the “Site”), and the ways in which we use this information. This Privacy Policy, including our children’s privacy statement, does not apply to any information you may provide to us or that we may collect offline and/or through other means (for example, at a live event, via telephone, or through the mail).

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By visiting and using the Site, you agree that your use of our Site, and any dispute over privacy, is governed by this Privacy Policy. Because the Web is an evolving medium, we may need to change our Privacy Policy at some point in the future, in which case we’ll update the Privacy Policy on this website and update the Effective Date of the policy to reflect the date of the changes. By continuing to use the Site after we post any such changes, you accept the Privacy Policy as modified.

How We Collect and Use Information:

We may collect and store personal or other information that you voluntarily supply to us online while using the Site (e.g., while on the Site or in responding via email to a feature provided on the Site). drelissahellmanmd.com only contacts individuals who specifically request that we do so or in the event that they have signed up to receive our messaging or attended one of our events. drelissahellmanmd.com collects personally identifying information from our users during online registration. Generally, this information includes name and e-mail address for registration or opt-in purposes and name, postal address, phone numbers, birthdates, and credit card information when registering for appointments. All of this information is provided to us by you.

We also collect and store information that is generated automatically as you navigate online through the Site. For example, we may collect information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, which allows us, among other things, to improve the delivery of our web pages to you and to measure traffic on the Site. We also may use a standard feature found in browser software called a “cookie” to enhance your experience with the Site. Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. By showing how and when visitors use the Site, cookies help us deliver advertisements, identify how many unique users come to theconfidentkallah.com, and track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the Site where you may have entered preference information before. The Site also may use web beacons (single-pixel graphic files also known as “transparent GIFs”) to access cookies and to count users who visit the Site or open HTML-formatted email messages.

We use the information we collect from you while you are using the Site in a variety of ways, including using the information to customize features; advertising that appears on the Site; and, making other offers available to you via email, direct mail or otherwise. We also may provide your information to third parties, such as service providers, contractors and third-party publishers and advertisers for a variety of purposes. Unless you inform us in accordance with the process described below, we reserve the right to use, and to disclose to third parties, all of the information collected from and about you while you are using the Site in any way and for any purpose, such as to enable us or a third party to provide you with information about products and services. If you do not wish your information to be used for these purposes, you must send a letter to the Online Privacy Coordinator whose address is listed at the end of this Privacy Policy requesting to be taken off any lists of information that may be used for these purposes or that may be given or sold to third-parties.

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily make your personal information available for viewing by third parties online – for example on message boards, web logs, through email, or in chat areas – that information can be seen, collected and used by others besides us. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of such information.

Some of our third-party advertisers and ad servers that place and present advertising on the Site also may collect information from you via cookies, web beacons or similar technologies. These third-party advertisers and ad servers may use the information they collect to help present their advertisements, to help measure and research the advertisements’ effectiveness, or for other purposes. The use and collection of your information by these third-party advertisers and ad servers is governed by the relevant third-party’s privacy policy and is not covered by our Privacy Policy. Indeed, the privacy policies of these third-party advertisers and ad servers may be different from ours. If you have any concerns about a third party’s use of cookies or web beacons or use of your information, you should visit that party’s website and review its privacy policy.

The Site also includes links to other websites and provides access to products and services offered by third parties, whose privacy policies we do not control. When you access another website or purchase third-party products or services through the Site, use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting or the provider of such products or services.

We may also make some content, products and services available through our Site or by emailing messages to you through cooperative relationships with third-party providers, where the brands of our provider partner appear on the Site in connection with such content, products and/or services. We may share with our provider partner any information you provide, or that is collected, in the course of visiting any pages that are made available in cooperation with our provider partner. In some cases, the provider partner may collect information from you directly, in which cases the privacy policy of our provider partner may apply to the provider partner’s use of your information. The privacy policy of our provider partners may differ from ours. If you have any questions regarding the privacy policy of one of our provider partners, you should contact the provider partner directly for more information.

Be aware that we may occasionally release information about our visitors when release is appropriate to comply with law or to protect the rights, property or safety of users of the Site or the public.

Please also note that as our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event that we sell some or all of our assets, or one or more of our websites is acquired by another company, information about our users may be among the transferred assets.

Google Analytics
We also use Google Analytics Advertiser Features to optimize our business. Advertiser features include:

» Remarketing with Google Analytics
» Google Display Network Impression Reporting
» DoubleClick Platform integrations
» Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting

By enabling these Google Analytics Display features, we are required to notify our visitors by disclosing the use of these features and that we and third-party vendors use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) or other first-party identifiers, and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to gather data about your activities on our Site. Among other uses, this allows us to contact you if you begin to fill out our check-out form but abandon it before completion with an email reminding you to complete your order. The Remarketing feature allows us to reach people who previously visited our Site, and match the right audience with the right advertising message.

You can opt-out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s ad settings and/or you may opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Facebook & Instagram:
As advertisers on Facebook and Instagram and through our Facebook and Instagram pages, we, (not Facebook or Instagram) may collect content or information from a Facebook/Instagram user and such information may be used in the same manner specified in this Privacy Policy. You consent to our collection of such information.

We abide by Facebook/Instagram’s Data Use Restrictions.

Any ad data collected, received or derived from our Facebook/Instagram ad (“Facebook/Instagram advertising data”) is only shared with someone acting on our behalf, such as our service provider. We are responsible for ensuring that our service providers protect any Facebook/Instagram advertising data or any other information obtained from us, limit our use of all of that information, and keep it confidential and secure.

We do not use Facebook/Instagram advertising data for any purpose (including retargeting, commingling data across multiple advertisers’ campaigns, or allowing piggybacking or redirecting with tags), except on an aggregate and anonymous basis (unless authorized by Facebook/Instagram) and only to assess the performance and effectiveness of our Facebook advertising campaigns.
We do not use Facebook/Instagram advertising data, including the targeting criteria for a Facebook/Instagram ad, to build, append to, edit, influence, or augment user profiles, including profiles associated with any mobile device identifier or other unique identifier that identifies any particular user, browser, computer or device.
We do not transfer any Facebook/Instagram advertising data (including anonymous, aggregate, or derived data) to any ad network, ad exchange, data broker or other advertising or monetization related service.

Children’s Privacy Statement:
This children’s privacy statement explains our practices with respect to the online collection and use of personal information from children under the age of thirteen and provides important information regarding their rights under federal law with respect to such information.

This Site is not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site. We screen users who wish to provide personal information in order to prevent users under the age of thirteen from providing such information. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of thirteen as part of the Site, we will delete such information from our records. If we change our practices in the future, we will obtain prior, verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site.

Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site, we also do NOT knowingly distribute such information to third parties. We do NOT knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information through the Site. Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site, we do NOT condition the participation of a child under thirteen in the Site’s online activities on providing personally identifiable information.

How do we store your information?
Your information is stored at the list server that delivers to drelissahellmanmd.com content and messaging. Your information can only be accessed by those who help manage those lists in order to deliver e-mail to those who would like to receive to drelissahellmanmd.com material.

Most of the messaging or emails that are sent to you by to drelissahellmanmd.com include an unsubscribe link in them. You can remove yourself at any time from our mailing list by clicking on the unsubscribe link that can be found in every communication that we send you. If the Unsubscribe Link is unavailable, you can email us using the address at the bottom of this page to request removal.

Video Recording of Appointments:

It is our policy to not allow video recording of appointments.  If that is something you were hoping to be able to do, we request that you ask prior to see if special permission could be granted.  

Disclaimer:
Although it is highly unlikely, this policy may be changed at any time at our discretion. If we should update this policy, we will post the updates to this page on our Website.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policy please direct them to: info@drelissahellmanmd.com

For California patients:

The Medical Board of the State of California requires that patients are notified that they are able to check that their medical doctors are licensed and regulated by the Medical Board of California. To check up on a license or to file a complaint go to www.mbc.ca.gov, email: licensecheck@mbc.ca.gov, or call (800) 633-2322.

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