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Doctor who refuses to use computers loses medical license

• http://www.fox5ny.com, By: MICHAEL CASEY

But the New Hampshire Board of Medicine disagrees. It is challenging the 84-year-old New London physician's record keeping, prescribing practices and medical decision making.

Part of their concern is her remedial computer skills, which prevent her from accessing and using the state's mandatory electronic drug monitoring program. The program, which the state signed onto in 2014, requires prescribers of opioids to register in an effort reduce overdoses.

Konopka surrendered her license last month and went to court Friday in an effort to regain it.

Konopka doesn't have a computer in her office and doesn't know how to use one. Two file cabinets in a tiny waiting room inside a 160-year-old clapboard house hold most of her patient records. The only sign of technology in the waiting room is a landline telephone on her desk.

"The problem now is that I am not doing certain things on computer," said Konopka, who emigrated from Poland in 1961 and has decorated her office with family photos and symbols from her homeland. "I have to learn that. It is time consuming. I have no time."

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