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Old 29 November 2017, 12:56 PM
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Icon13 New Hampshire doctor who doesn't use a computer can't regain her license

Here is the link: https://wtop.com/national/2017/11/ju...egain-license/

She's 84 years old.

The article says the small town where she practices likes her personal touch and her willingness to work with people who have trouble paying for medical care. But there has also been complaints filed against her, and her computer skills are quite limited.

I'm all for people working for as long as they want to or are able to, but this lady is way past her prime as far as practicing medicine goes.
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Old 29 November 2017, 01:50 PM
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20-25 patients a week? That's quite a light workload in today's medical work standards.

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Old 29 November 2017, 02:17 PM
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That's what I thought. My doctor probably sees that many a day.
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Old 29 November 2017, 02:24 PM
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I've seen this story several times and the reporting (or headlining*) usually focuses on the "lost her license because she can't use a computer" part. That's not the whole story, or even a significant part of it. New Hampshire's law requires health care providers to check the state's opioid database before they prescribe opioids for conditions other than cancer or terminal conditions. She could have continued to practice medicine just fine so long as she only prescribed opioids for cancer or terminal patients or didn't prescribe them at all.

The only complaint against her on record at the New Hampshire Board of Medicine is for the treatment of the asthma patient as described in the article. And they do have a voluntary surrender of license document (pdf) that appears to have been signed by Konopka.

tldr; Usage or non-usage of a computer has nothing to do with her not being licensed to practice medicine.

ETA: I guess "Doctor can't practice medicine because she surrendered her licence to prevent a hearing on an charge that the medical board had reprimanded her (pdf) for mistreating a patient once before" doesn't have much attention grabbing potential.

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Old 29 November 2017, 03:16 PM
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Plus, it's kind of long for a headline.

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Old 29 November 2017, 03:31 PM
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How about if I add colons?

Doctor who surrendered license can't practice medicine:
She surrendered her licence to prevent a hearing on an charge of incorrectly treating a patient:
New Hampshire Medical Board previously reprimanded her on the same charge
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How about if I add colons?

Doctor who surrendered license can't practice medicine:
She surrendered her licence to prevent a hearing on an charge of incorrectly treating a patient:
New Hampshire Medical Board previously reprimanded her on the same charge
Hear ye, hear ye!
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How about if I add colons?

Doctor who surrendered license can't practice medicine:
She surrendered her licence to prevent a hearing on an charge of incorrectly treating a patient:
New Hampshire Medical Board previously reprimanded her on the same charge
Maybe if you make each word a hashtag?
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Maybe if you make each word a hashtag?
#surrenderedherlicense
#providedincorrecttreatment
#reprimandedbyStateBoard
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#NewHampshireDoctorWho

It'll get people's attention all right! It certainly got mine...
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