Charles J. Carter, MD

Family Medicine


Charles Carter, MD, joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2005. He also serves as the Residency Director for the Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Carter received his undergraduate and medical education in South Carolina. After completing a bachelor of science, cum laude, from Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, he earned a doctor of medicine from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the Family Medicine Residency at Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia, South Carolina, where he served as chief resident his final year. Dr. Carter served a medical editing and faculty development fellowship at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. Before his appointment to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Dr. Carter was employed as a faculty family physician with the Atlanta Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, Morrow, Georgia, and as a clinical assistant professor at Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia. During his fellowship he was a family physician with Unity Healthcare, Inc. in Washington, D.C., and a clinical instructor with Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. Dr. Carter is board certified in Family Medicine. He received the USC School of Medicine Distinguished Young Physician Alumni Award in 2008 and a Clinical Practice Teaching Award in 2012. His special interests are in migraine headache, obesity, congestive heart failure, evidence-based practice/information mastery, medical writing/editing, and graduate medical education.

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Education and training

Specialty Family Medicine

Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Family Medicine

EducationUniversity of South Carolina School of Medicine

ResidencyPalmetto Health Richland

FellowshipGeorgetown University Hospital

Our affiliate system

Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. Our 30,000 team members are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of you and your family. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded at a later date and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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Palmetto Health is becoming Prisma Health. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group is part of Prisma Health.