Austin American-Statesman
By American-Statesman Staff
May 23, 2014

Austin Psychiatrist Charles Fischer

Austin Psychiatrist Charles Fischer

Charles Fischer waits in the elevator after appearing in court at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center on July 12, 2012[/caption]Two Austin physicians, including a psychiatrist awaiting trial on allegations that he sexually abused up to nine adolescent male patients, were among 61 doctors the Texas Medical Board disciplined earlier this month.

The board continued the suspension of Dr. Charles Henry Fischer, accused of sexual abuse and public lewdness, and though Fischer has denied the allegations, he agreed that he would immediately and voluntarily give up his medical license if convicted, the order says.

Fischer’s lawyer, Tony Cobos of Austin, did not return calls Wednesday or Thursday.

The board also ordered Dr. Jane Nelson, a breast surgeon, to take courses in evaluating breast disease and record-keeping after the board alleged that she had failed to “offer a tissue diagnosis” after a patient complained of a bloody discharge. That delayed a breast cancer diagnosis, the board said.

Neither Nelson nor her lawyer, Mark Beaman, returned calls.