Policies & Disclaimers
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.
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.
This website, theconfidentkallah.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 theconfidentkallah.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.
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). theconfidentkallah.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. Theconfidentkallah.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.
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.
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.
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.
Facebook & Instagram:
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 theconfidentkallah.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 theconfidentkallah.com material.
Most of the messaging or emails that are sent to you by to theconfidentkallah.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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (800) 633-2322.