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84-Year-old Doctor Loses Her License Because She Doesn't Know How To Use A Computer

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An 84-year-old doctor lost her medical license after the discovery of her computer illiteracy.

Dr. Anna Konopka from New London, New Hampshire has been using a manual system to keep track of her handwritten files, which include her patients' medical conditions, and various prescriptions.

While the New Hampshire Board of Medicine alleges Konopka's inability to use a computer impedes on her organizational skills, it's not their only claim against the doctor.

They also cite her refusal to register with the state's mandatory drug monitoring program is another severe hindrance on the medical community, the Associated Press reports.

"The problem now is that I am not doing certain things on computer," Konopka said. "I have to learn that. It is time consuming. I have no time."

The program - which came into effect in 2014 - requires all physicians to register the quantities of opioids they prescribe, in a bid to mitigate the chances of a drug overdoses.

There have been several claims made against Konopka - who emigrated from Poland in 1961 and has been treated patients in New London since 1989 - with one stemming from her treatment of a 7-year-old patient with asthma. She was accused of leaving the boy's medicinal dosage up to his parents and failing to treat him with daily inhaled steroids.

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