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Frances Catherine O'Hare

Consulting Associate in the Department of Medicine
Medicine, General Internal Medicine
100 Duke Health Cary Place, Suite 210, Cary, NC 27619
100 Duke Health Cary Place, Suite 210, Cary, NC 27619

Selected Publications

Firearm Safety Counseling in Pediatric Primary Care

Journal Article North Carolina Medical Journal · January 1, 2023 Injury from firearms is the leading cause of death among children and adolescents in the United States. Prevention requires a multi-pronged approach involving clinicians and policy. One evidence-based method to improve firearm safety is counseling with loc ... Full text Cite

A Patient Navigator Intervention Supporting Timely Transfer Care of Adolescent and Young Adults of Hispanic Descents Attending an Urban Primary Care Pediatrics Clinic

Journal Article Pediatric Quality and Safety · March 10, 2021 Introduction: While comprehensive health care transition is associated with better health outcomes, navigating health care transition can be difficult for adolescents and young adults (AYAs), especially those with fewer resources. Our practice serves low-i ... Full text Cite

Assessment of: self-management skills towards transition readiness and patient portal use among Hispanic adolescent and young adult patients.

Journal Article BMJ Paediatr Open · 2020 We conducted a 15-item self-answered survey to assess self-management skills and explore interest in a patient portal among publicly insured Hispanic youths ages 12-25. Out of 61 participants, 33% did not know how to schedule an appointment, 50% how to ref ... Full text Link to item Cite

Improving the transition from pediatric to adult care for adolescents and young adults with autoinflammatory diseases

Chapter · January 4, 2019 This book provides an overview of auto-inflammatory syndromes, covering the underlying immune mechanisms that lead to their development, specific disease presentations, and clinical treatment guidelines. ... Cite

Transition to Adulthood

Chapter · December 26, 2018 This book explores management of the many medical comorbidities these children encounter, including orthopedic concerns, mobility and equipment needs, cognition and sensory impairment, difficult behaviors, seizures, respiratory ... ... Cite

Care Coordination and Comprehensive Electronic Health Records are Associated With Increased Transition Planning Activities.

Journal Article Acad Pediatr · 2018 OBJECTIVE: Youth with special health care needs (YSHCN) require assistance from their pediatricians to transition to adult care. There are few data on what transition resources pediatricians have. In this article we discuss whether care coordination and/or ... Full text Link to item Cite

Blueprint for an Undergraduate Primary Care Curriculum.

Journal Article Acad Med · December 2016 In light of the increasing demand for primary care services and the changing scope of health care, it is important to consider how the principles of primary care are taught in medical school. While the majority of schools have increased students' exposure ... Full text Link to item Cite


Chapter · November 24, 2016 This book addresses the unique healthcare needs of adults with chronic childhood illnesses. ... Cite

International and Interdisciplinary Identification of Health Care Transition Outcomes.

Journal Article JAMA Pediatr · March 2016 IMPORTANCE: There is a lack of agreement on what constitutes successful outcomes for the process of health care transition (HCT) among adolescent and young adults with special health care needs. OBJECTIVE: To present HCT outcomes identified by a Delphi pro ... Full text Link to item Cite

"She Can't Even Tell You What Hurts" - Challenges Unique to Cognitive Delay

Chapter · January 11, 2014 How do you prepare adolescents to take over their own medical care? What do you say at the farewell visit? Paediatric providers know these are important questions but don't know where to find answers. ... Cite

Transition care: future directions in education, health policy, and outcomes research.

Journal Article Acad Pediatr · 2014 All youth must transition from pediatric to adult-centered medical care. This process is especially difficult for youth with special health care needs. Many youth do not receive the age-appropriate medical care they need and are at risk during this vulnera ... Full text Link to item Cite

Advancing healthcare transitions in the medical home: tools for providers, families and adolescents with special healthcare needs.

Journal Article Curr Opin Pediatr · August 2013 PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the present article is to review recent national guidelines regarding healthcare transition (HCT) planning for adolescents with special healthcare needs (SHCN) and to describe practical tools for use by the primary care pe ... Full text Link to item Cite

Residency training in transition of youth with childhood-onset chronic disease.

Journal Article Pediatrics · December 2010 OBJECTIVE: To assess the current medical school training of internal medicine and pediatric residents in transitioning youth with special health care needs from child-oriented to adult-oriented health care. METHODS: We surveyed internal medicine and pediat ... Full text Link to item Cite

Cardiovascular function in normotensive offspring of persons with essential hypertension and black race.

Journal Article J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) · July 2007 Prior investigations have shown impaired endothelial function in hypertensive blacks when compared with whites. It is not clear, however, whether the difference in vascular responsiveness predates or follows the development of hypertension. Thirty-nine you ... Full text Link to item Cite