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As Rural Doctor Surrenders License, Patients Wonder: “Where Am I Supposed to Go?”

Dr. Anna Konopka of New London uses only paper records and doesn’t take insurance. She practices out of a small office adjacent to her house.
Photo by Britta Greene for NHPR

There’s a doctor in New London who’s ending her decades-long medical practice on Friday. She’s nearly 85, but her retirement is not voluntary. She says she’s being forced to shut down by a system that no longer values the type of patient-centered medicine that she practices. But the New Hampshire Board of Medicine has a different take. They’re challenging her medical decision making and other aspects of her work.

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