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  • HIPPA Notice of Privacy Practices

    This notice was published and becomes effective on April 14th 2003

    Women to Women, Dr. Valerie A. Knudsen, M.D. 2831 Fort Missoula Road, Suite 306 Missoula, MT 59804 406-327-4395


    Uses and disclosures of Protected Health Information: Your protected health information may be used and disclosed by your physician, our office staff and others outside of our office that are involved in you care and treatment for the purpose of providing healthcare services to you, to pay your healthcare bills, to support the operation of the physician's practice and any other use requires by law.

    Treatment: We will use and disclose your protected health information to provide, coordinate, or manage your healthcare and any related services. This includes the coordination or management of your health care with a third party.

    Payment: Your protected health information will be used, as needed, to obtain payment for your healthcare services.

    Healthcare Operations: We may use or disclose, as needed, your protected health information in order to support the business issues as required by law, Communicable Diseases, Health Oversight, Abuse or Neglect, Food and Drug Administration requirements, Legal Proceedings, Law Enforcement, Coroners, Funeral Directors, Organ Donation, Research, Criminal Activity, Military Activity, National Security, Worker's Compensation, and Inmates.

    Required Uses and Disclosures: Under the law we must make disclosures to you and when required by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate or determine our compliance with the requirements of Section 164.500. Other permitted and required uses and disclosures will be made only with your consent, authorization or opportunity to object unless required by law. You may revoke this authorization at any time, in writing except to the extent that you physician or the physician's practice has taken an action in reliance on the use or disclosure indicated in the authorization.

    • You have the right to inspect and copy your protected health information. Under federal law, however, you may not inspect or copy the following records: psychotherapy notes, information compiled in reasonable anticipation of or use in a civil, criminal or administrative action or proceeding and protected health information that is subject to law that prohibits access to protected health information.

    • You have the right to request a restriction of your protected health information. Your physician is not required to agree to a restriction that you may request. If your physician believes it is in your best interest to permit use and disclosure of your protected health information, your protected health information will not be restricted. You then have the right to use another healthcare professional.

    • You have the right to request or receive confidential communications from us by alternative means or at an alternative location. You have the right to obtain a paper copy of the notice from us.

    • You may have the right to have your physician amend your protected health information.

    • You have the right to receive an accounting of certain disclosures we have made, if any, of your protected health information.

    Complaints: You may complain to us or the secretary of Health and Human Services if you believe your privacy rights have been violated by us.

    We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.

    By clicking Next you are providing your acknowledgment that you have received and understand this Notice of our Privacy Practices:

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June 11, 2021, Dr. Valerie Knudsen will be retiring.
The new custodian of the medical records will be Dr. Merlin Fausett of Origin Health.
Records will be available in our current office ending June 11, 2021, at 4:00 pm.
Due to the overwhelming requests for medical records we are requiring 15 business days to process requests. Requests will be processed in the order received on Mondays
Records will not be available from Dr. Faucett’s office until approximately July 1, 2021.
Origin Health is located at 2831 Fort Missoula Rd STE 232. Their phone number is 406-523-5650.
Thank you all for allowing me to provide your health care all these years.

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Board-Certified OB/GYN

Fellow & Diplomate, American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Many women feel more comfortable with a woman doctor, and it’s only natural. But it takes more to keep you at your healthiest. You want your doctor to have the quality credentials, experience and skill you can trust throughout your life. You deserve that level of medical care along with the personal understanding you expect from a woman doctor.

Dr. Valerie Ann Knudsen has cared for the women in our area for 20 years. Women appreciate her warmth, compassion and dedication. Dr. Knudsen is also one of the most highly skilled physicians in the region. That’s what makes it easy to choose Woman to Woman for your healthcare. Dr. Knudsen and our entire team look forward to keeping you at your best – with the care you can feel good about.

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    Whether you’re pregnant for the first time or are expecting the latest addition to your family, this time requires early, regular, high-quality care for you and your baby. Dr. Knudsen has cared for thousands of expectant mothers over the years. As a mother of five, she has a deep understanding of what women and their babies need during pregnancy and delivery.
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