New London doctor lacking computer skills may lose practice

Associated Press
Friday, October 13, 2017

An 85-year-old New London doctor who couldn’t participate in a state-regulated prescription drug monitoring program because she doesn’t use computers may be forced to close her practice.

The state Board of Medicine cites Dr. Anna Konopka’s record keeping and medical practices at her New London office. Konopka voluntarily surrendered her license last month and will stop seeing patients after Friday. She told WMUR she doesn’t use a computer at her practice and therefore doesn’t participate in the mandatory drug monitoring program. She has been practicing for more than 30 years.

Konopka said Friday she has an emergency court hearing on Nov. 3 and hopes to resume seeing her nearly 300 patients after that.

The doctor said she has written to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu in hopes of getting help.