Citing ‘imminent danger,’ Kansas doctors board suspends Manhattan plastic surgeon’s license

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – A longtime Manhattan doctor’s medical license has been temporarily suspended, as a state regulator says letting him practice would cause danger to the public.

According to an email from the Kansas Board of Healing Arts, an emergency order went into effect to temporarily suspend Dr. Kenneth Fischer’s license to practice. A record released Thursday said Manhattan Surgical Hospital also suspended Fischer’s clinical privileges indefinitely.

The reasoning on the documents for the suspension remains confidential as of Thursday, but the board notes:

Grounds exist for disciplinary action; and the immediate continuation in practice by Licensee [Fischer] would constitute an imminent danger to the public health and safety.”

Board of Healing Arts of the State of Kansas

Fischer owns the Plastic Surgery Clinic in Manhattan. According to the clinic’s website, Fischer is a plastic surgeon who specializes in surgery of the breast and hand.

This is not the first time the state has reprimanded Fischer. The Board of Healing Arts took disciplinary action against Fischer after a 2015 investigation into his work as Topeka company Optimal Health P.A. and while serving as medical director for Customskin Medspa. The owner of Customskin said Fischer resigned in 2018 following the investigation.

According to court documents from the investigation into his practices in Topeka, the board fined Fischer in 2019 for $2,500, and ordered him to write a 500-word essay and take an online class from John Hopkins University for the following violations:

  • Fischer committed acts of unprofessional and/or dishonorable conduct and/or professional incompetency.
  • Fischer knowingly allowed medical services to be performed by employees unsupervised, who were not licensed to perform those medical services, and who were not properly supervised by Fischer.
  • Failed to keep records that met the minimal requirements for adequate medical records for the patients who received care and treatment from Fischer.

This is a developing story.

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