Judge again refuses to reinstate license of New London doctor, 84
December 13. 2017 10:05AM
CONCORD — For the second time, a Superior Court judge has rejected efforts to reverse the license surrender of New London Dr. Anna Konopka.
In a single-paragraph order, Merrimack County Superior Court Judge John Kissinger said Konopka has not raised any points of law or fact that would make him change his November decision.
Last month, Kissinger denied Konopka’s request to reverse her license surrender and restore her ability to practice.
Konopka had asked Kissinger to reconsider the earlier ruling and submitted numerous affidavits from patients praising her practice.
“The many affidavits submitted by Dr. Konopka’s patients confirm the Court’s opinion that she was a devoted, kind and caring doctor held in great esteem by many,” Kissinger wrote in an order dated Nov. 8.
He noted that Konopka voluntarily surrendered her license to resolve several complaints before the Board of Medicine.
He said Konopka has not shown that the Board of Medicine acted unreasonably or improperly.
Konopka has maintained that she surrendered her license under duress.
In the past, she has said she will appeal her case to the New Hampshire Supreme Court if necessary. An assistant attorney general has said in the past that Konopka also could ask the Board of Medicine to reopen her case.
Konopka has said she practices “medical arts” and seeks to heal patients. She contrasts her approach to that of corporate medicine, which “manages” patients.
However, the Board of Medicine has investigated her for unspecified problems with record-keeping, prescribing practices and medical decision-making.
She acknowledges she does not know how to operates a computer and works by herself. That prevents her from using the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, which requires doctors to check online to make sure patients are not receiving opioids or other addictive drugs from other doctors.