Dr. Anna Konopka, the 84-year-old New Hampshire physician who recently lost her medical license in part due to a lack of computer skills, has an uphill battle ahead of her.
In two lengthy phone interviews with Ars on Tuesday, Konopka said if she is reinstated by the state's medical board—at this point, a big if—she would be willing to learn how to use the Internet to comply with the state's new law for an online opioid monitoring program.
Konopka recently sued the New Hampshire Board of Medicine and appeared in court without an attorney last Friday. The board, which is being represented by the state's attorney general's office, has filed a motion to dismiss. The office argues, essentially, that because Konopka voluntarily agreed to relinquish her medical license after a series of investigations, there's no going back now.