Potential medical breach upsets Clarksville patients

Debra Heaton thinks Clarksville Surgical Associates should do more after she and other patients received letters this week informing them some of their personal information may have been exposed.

But Dr. Steven Daugherty, owner of the practice, said by mailing 14,500 letters to clients, he has gone “above and beyond” what the law requires when sensitive information like Social Security numbers are potentially accessed over the Internet.

While it doesn’t appear any information has been improperly obtained, there’s no way of absolutely knowing, so he sent letters to alert patients of the potential breach so they can take precautions “they should already be doing.”

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