Karen F. Mattocks, MD

Geriatric Medicine


Karen F. Mattocks, MD, received her medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill and completed her residency at Palmetto Health Richland. She completed a fellowship in geriatrics at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine/Palmetto Health Richland and is board certified in family medicine. Dr. Mattocks joined Senior Primary Care Practice as a full-time clinician in October 2009. She was previously employed by Palmetto Senior Care from 1998-2006. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the USC School of Medicine. She was the first geriatric fellow to graduate from Palmetto Health/USC SOM Geriatric Fellowship Program in 1998. It is her desire as a geriatrician to help her patients experience healthy aging and a fulfilling and satisfying quality of life. Patient education empowerment is important to her and working together with the patients to optimize their health. In Dr. Mattock's spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, crochetting, reading books and listening to music.

Our Vision: To be known for clinical excellence and remembered for compassionate care.


Education and training

Specialty Geriatric Medicine

Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Family Medicine

EducationUniversity of North Carolina

ResidencyPalmetto Health/USC School of Medicine

FellowshipPalmetto Health USC School of Medicine

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.

Our promise is to: Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.

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