My question involves defamation and stalking in the state of: California

My wife works for a plastic surgeon. HIPPA is a HUGE issue. I moved from a town much smaller than where we live now. I was a public figure and I was well known. After I moved, my wife has had numerous patients that claim they specifically know me. Know of me...or knew me. Although, she cannot tell me who they are via HIPPA regulations.

They are painting incorrect and downright horrible defamations of my prior life to her in person, as well as over the phone. Recently, someone hacked my email, logged I to my contacts, added people and numbers I've never known, then contacted my wife to examine my phone and email in attempts to validate their false claims that I am unfaithful.

This has been happening for years. Now they call, ask for her, then ramble off a phone number or a name that she should keep an eye or ear out for.

They are attempting to dismantle my family anonymously, and neither my wife or I can do anything about it due to HIPPA. Is there ANYTHING we can do? Thank you so much in advance!