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Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Karen L. Mo, M.D. View profile as PDF

Karen L. Mo

Philosophy of Care

I selected Family Medicine as my area of specialty to be able to participate in the care of patients across generations, from confirming that positive pregnancy test to easing family members through the end stages of life. I enjoy getting to know my patients and their families and sharing their life experiences. I believe that each person is ultimately responsible for his or her own care, and my role is to offer guidance and knowledge.

Maintaining good health requires a commitment and dedication to oneself that is sometimes difficult to achieve. I believe that one of my strengths as a family physician is to assist patients in attaining the highest level of self-care possible. Dr. Mo includes a variety of alternative medical options into her practice, including referrals to local providers of acupuncture, compounded perscriptions, herbs and naturopathy. Her goal is to use multiple modalities, not just prescription medications to assist you in excellent overall health.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Mo chose family medicine to be able to care for families across generations. In order to maintain good health, people need to believe that they are worth becoming or staying healthy. She likes to help patients become convinced that they are worth the effort.


Associate Physician


Family and Community Medicine


UC Davis Medical Group


UC Davis Medical Group, Davis


UC Davis Medical Group, Davis

Center/Program Affiliation:


UC Davis Medical Group - Davis (West Covell Boulevard)
2660 W. Covell Blvd., Suites A, B & C
Davis, CA 95616
Driving Directions
Phone: 530-747-3000

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

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M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1993
B.S., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1990


Merced Community Medical Center, Merced, California, 1993-96


Merced Community Medical Center, Merced, California, 1993-96

Board Certifications:

American Board of Family Medicine, 1996
American Board of Holistic Medicine, 2004

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Family Physicians
California Academy of Family Physicians
California Medical Association

Select Honors and Awards:

Magna Cum Laude, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1990

To see if Karen L. Mo is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).