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Frances O. Wood, MD, FACC

Frances O. Wood, MD, FACC

Cardiology, Cardiomems Procedures, Invasive and Interventional Cardiology, Mitraclip Procedures, PFO/ASD Closures, Watchman Procedures

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Locations

Heart & Vascular - Cardiology - Raleigh Campus

WakeMed Heart Center
3000 New Bern Avenue, Suite G100
Raleigh , NC 27610

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Monday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Heart & Vascular - Cardiology - Raleigh Campus

About Me

A board-certified interventional and structural cardiologist, Dr. Wood specializes in complex coronary interventions and valvular disease.

In additional to interventional training, she spent a focused year on structural cardiovascular services and brings expertise in advanced imaging and procedures such as: valve replacement (TAVR), mitral valve repair (MitraClip), atrial septal defect/patent foramen ovale closure, alcohol septal ablation, left atrial appendage occlusion, percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty and paravalvular leak closure.

Originally from Goldsboro, N.C., Dr. Wood trained at WakeMed as a clinical trials coordinator, even before going to medical school.

Making a Difference in Cardiovascular Care

Joining the team at WakeMed Heart & Vascular Physicians, she said, was a lot like coming back home. Plus, she was excited for the opportunity to help expand WakeMed’s structural cardiology program and work for an organization that is so dedicated to patient care.

Recently, Dr. Wood played a critical role in helping WakeMed become one of the first hospitals in the U.S. to treat heart attack patients with Supersaturated Oxygen (SSO2) Therapy, a type of breakthrough treatment that reduces damage to the heart muscle after a STEMI or heart attack.

Dedication to Patient Care

“Here at WakeMed, the patient always comes first, and everyone is treated like family,” explained Dr. Wood. “We do whatever we can do to make the patient comfortable and to provide the best care we possibly can.”

Dr. Wood makes it a priority to develop meaningful relationships with each of her patients, taking the time to answer their questions and determine their history and treatment goals. She and her cardiology colleagues are always collaborating and learning from one another in an effort to enhance patient care.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Wood enjoys playing golf with her fiancé. She also likes to cook, travel (especially to the beach!) and exercise.

Education

Fellowship:
Structural Cardiology Fellowship: William Beaumont Hospital<br><br>Interventional Cardiology Fellowship: William Beaumont Hospital<br><br>Cardiology Fellowship: William Beaumont Hospital

Undergraduate:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Residency:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – Southwestern Parkland, Dallas- Internal Medicine

Medical School:
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Internship:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – Southwestern Parkland, Dallas

Board Certifications

Nuclear Cardiology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Interventional Cardiology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Cardiology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Cardiovascular Computer Tomography, American Board of Internal Medicine

Adult Echocardiography, American Board of Internal Medicine

Provider Ratings

5 out of 5

(329 ratings)

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

155 Reviews

01/31/2024

Dr. Wood is an excellent doctor. She listens and is very personable.

01/28/2024

Professional care as well as personal interest received from dr wood

01/25/2024

Time spent by Doctor Wood with me was outstanding.

01/23/2024

The care and service I received was outstanding.

01/23/2024

My Medical assistant was the top of the line. She did an excellent job witha great personality. From the time I stepped into tho Lobby I was greeted by two smiling receptionist. That's the way it should be everywhere. Courtesy does indeed make a difference.

01/22/2024

Everyone knew their job and was very helpful when asked anything

01/22/2024

My visit is always excellent from checking to check out. And I feel Dr Wood is outstanding. Always. She always makes me feel like I'm well taken care of. I don't feel rushed during my appointment. And she is always very knowledgeable about my condition and encourages me with it in life. In fact she it's always concerned and helpful when it comes to connections to my health like family and other health conditions that I have and oh everything that is connected in some way to my condition. Life! Oh and I'm always probably seen for my testings and my appointments and I think that's really wonderful. I should note that all the staff are nice and seems like they enjoy their work and that's nice to see coming from working in medical offices my wife. Also I should note I had already typed up very nice note in this section here I'm typing it now and somehow my finger slipped and it got deleted. But it pretty much sums up the same thing as what I typed here. Thank you .

01/18/2024

The staff

01/18/2024

Dr. Wood asked questions, listened, made recommendations, asked for feedback and adjusted my treatment as needed.

01/14/2024

Dr. wood is very caring and understanding. The visit was informal and positive

01/14/2024

Dr Woods and her entire team have been wonderful to work with. They have continued to show empathy, as well as obvious clinical knowledge, to guide me through what has been a stressful unexpected health incident.

01/12/2024

The way of listening to my concerns.

01/12/2024

I think God for Dr. Wood and all her team.

01/11/2024

Dr Wood was fantastic with my [] year old mother! She was gentle, compassionate and genuine. My mother and I did not feel rushed, she answered my mother’s questions in a kind manner and she went out of her way to be supportive. Highly recommend!

01/03/2024

All was on schedule. Courteous and professional. Just what I expected and appreciated.

01/01/2024

Dr. Wood rocks!

01/01/2024

Dr. Wood was exceptional.

12/22/2023

Dr.Wood

12/21/2023

The overall care & concern that Dr. Wood provided was not only very professional and appreciated. We recently moved to Raleigh and my biggest concern was my cardiac care, Dr. Wood was highly recommended and she surely lived up to her reputation.

12/21/2023

Dr Wood provides excellent care and listens to her patients. She asks insightful questions and explores various treatment options before determining an educated course of action. I have nothing but praise for her and my entire cardiology team at Wake Med Heart Center. Thanks for physicians who care! [NAME]

12/19/2023

Dr. France Wood was outstanding

12/18/2023

Dr. Wood was phenomenal. Her nurse was outstanding also. They make a very good team. I look forward to have that team take care of me in the days to come.

12/17/2023

Dr. Wood is the greatest and coolest doctor I’ve ever had! I trust her opinion explicitly.

12/14/2023

Everything

12/14/2023

Dr Francis Wood really listens and makes logical suggestions! I used to go to [] and I’m so glad I switched to dr Wood

12/13/2023

Dr. Wood took many of time to expain everything and was not in a big hurry.

12/12/2023

Everything about your care was important to them.

12/07/2023

Dr Wood is a magnificent doctor .Always on point,friendly ,kind , professional I look forward to my appointments at Wake med cardiology.Always efficient .First class

12/04/2023

Great bedside manner!

11/29/2023

The overall experience was excellent! On time, and very efficient with everything working very well!!

11/27/2023

Dr. Wood and her staff are outstanding. She is the best cardiac surgeon at Wake in my personal estimation. If it were not for her and Dr [] I would not be here today. I literally owe my life to Dr. Wood, and Dr. [] and their staff.!!!!

11/24/2023

Dr. Wood was very clear and had a specific plan of action. Felt as if she truly cared!

11/24/2023

As soon as I met Dr. Wood I felt like she was my best friend and knew I was in good hands.

11/23/2023

Just Dr wood in general. She is the best I’ve ever seen.

11/21/2023

I have the greatest admiration and appreciation for Dr. Wood. She saw me through Open Heart Surgery a year ago. Dr. Wood was a huge comfort to me throughout the process. Dr. Bolton is the wonderful surgeon who replaced my heart valve. I have the greatest respect for the whole team and am grateful for my healing.

11/20/2023

All my questions was answered and made easy to have my first surgery

11/18/2023

I was extremely impressed with Dr. Wood. I left with the feeling she cared and would work with me to lower my BP. I am very impressed with the time she took to go over my condition. Being [], I often feel like the doctors are hurring thru my appointment to get to someone younger. Thank you DR. Wood!

11/17/2023

Cherlon the assistant was kind and friendly. Her manner was very professional.

11/13/2023

Overall excellent care.

11/13/2023

Dr. Wood was very caring and made me feel relaxed. She discussed my condition in great detail and assured me that she would refer me to the best possible providers to handle my situation. The entire process at the office visit was handled perfectly.

11/13/2023

Timing just right I didn’t have to wait for a long time

11/11/2023

Dr. Wood

11/11/2023

Everyone is always friendly and polite. They show they care about what they do and who they care for.

11/11/2023

Easy access to office, friendly staff.

11/10/2023

All the staff were great.

11/09/2023

The overall experience was outstanding

11/09/2023

I love Dr Woods( Frances ) she the best I can tell she cares, she an angel that saved my life, she takes her time explaining important information, she makes sure you have what is needed, I'll give her 5⭐

11/05/2023

Dr. Wood, her nurse and all of the staff were extremely friendly and professional. I could not have asked for a more pleasant visit.

11/03/2023

Everybody was extremely nice and helpful. Dr. Wood is the best Dr. I have seen and all the staff. So glad to be at WakeMed Heart & Vascular Cardiology-Raleigh Campus.

10/31/2023

Compassion, inclusion

10/27/2023

Coordination between all players is outstanding

10/21/2023

My whole visit!!!!

10/21/2023

She is a caring doctor And her Nurse Lynn is exceptional They both went above and beyond

10/15/2023

Dr. Wood and her staff treated me with respect and courtesy.

10/14/2023

Dr. Wood addressed all of my concerns and I felt very comfortable with her care and knowledge.

10/14/2023

Dr. Wood is very concerned and caring about her patients health.

10/13/2023

My overall experience with WakeMed Heart & Vascular-Cardiology of raleigh was excellent, my concerns were heard, my symptoms and treatment was explained so that I knew was happening, how it can be treated and what I can do in the future to continue improving my health.

10/13/2023

I appreciate them doing the test that I needed to come back to do but they were able to do it on that day because the cancellation so they took me in the place of the cancellation which I was grateful for not having to return

10/12/2023

Everyone was so kind. Dr wood always kake good care of me,I'm happy to have her as my doctor.

10/10/2023

I was very impressed with Dr. Wood. Her explanation and drawing of my heart condition were clear and very understandable. She explained the reason for an additional test, and the appointment was set up the next day. I’m glad my primary doctor sent me to this facility and Dr. Wood.

10/09/2023

Dr Wood is very caring. She makes sure I understand the information she is giving me. She also follows up with my other providers.

10/06/2023

Very impressive. I arrived early and was seen early. Thorough explanation of my condition and plan to correct it

10/03/2023

The entire experience was outstanding

10/03/2023

My appointment was excellent in all areas. I was particularly pleased with the kindness and concern of Dr. Wood. She had a sincere concern for me getting healthier sharing ideas for that to happen.

10/02/2023

I felt I had Dr wood’s - and her colleague, Dr []’s - complete attention, and that they were ficused on my concerns.

10/02/2023

The lady that performed my echocardiogram was very nice and friendly. Dr. Wood was very caring, explaining results of test. I like her as a doctor.

10/02/2023

Dr. Told me everything that I needed to know & was very good doing it

09/29/2023

Dr. Wood made me feel at ease

09/28/2023

Overall care and concern, was outstanding. Dr. Woods was very frank and informative, which I liked. The entire staff showed professionalism, but with warmth added .

09/28/2023

I just want to recognize the medical assistant (unsure of her name, something like Chelon?). She was friendly, efficient and professional.

09/25/2023

Caring attitude

09/25/2023

Appreciated Dr Woods taking the time and listening about are plan.

09/22/2023

Dr. Taylor was approachable, empathetic, thorough, and listened well. OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE THAT EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS! Her recommendations for me to switch over from [RX] to another brand will save me $125 each month.

09/12/2023

Just how things moved along in a timely manner

09/12/2023

The nurse who took information from me before Dr Wood came in was excellent. She went above and beyond. Of course, Dr Wood was awesome, too. Zero complaints.

09/12/2023

Very attentive and caring!

09/12/2023

Dr Wood is outstanding in her clinical assessment and decision-making.

09/07/2023

Our entire experience was outstanding.

09/04/2023

Every interaction at Wake med is kind considerate friendly and professional from the guy at the entrance all the way thru welcoming registration nurse doctor and scheduling lady So glad my care is in their hands.

08/28/2023

Very efficient and friendly.

08/28/2023

My confidence and comfort with the quality of care is most important to me. I have this when I see Dr. Wood and her team.

08/22/2023

The overall experience was excellent.

08/21/2023

Patient waiting area was excellent

08/21/2023

Customer Service and level of professionalism.

08/19/2023

Dr. Wood is an excellent Cardiologist, first visit was in [] ([...]), at that time I wasn’t sure that I did like her, however it didn’t take very long for me to change my mind. Now I think she is great!

08/14/2023

Yes, Dr.. Wood really listened to my concerns and gave me answers. She was very caring and empathetic to my needs. She was one of the best doctors I have ever had.

08/10/2023

My Dr.Wood is the best heart doctor in NC

08/10/2023

Her whole presence and attention to me

08/10/2023

Yes the doctor's are all out standing

08/09/2023

Dr Wood listened and advised me on the information I provided to her. Her advice was sound, if I'd follow it, it would relieve some of my stress

08/07/2023

Dr woods knowledge and attitude!

08/07/2023

They were able to get a proper diagnosis and treatment

08/04/2023

The time the doctor took to explain stuff to my family member and to me I appreciate it I love her and I hope she never leaves thank you wake mad Heart and Vascular whenever I get sick and have to come now I'm always on the Heart Unit and Dr [] is using my doctor he covers for doctor Lacey [] when she's not there and the bedside man is unbelievable it's just great thank you

08/03/2023

people were friendly

08/02/2023

The person (sorry - do not remember her name) that roomed me and did my ECG and vitals was very good at her job. She was very professional and also friendly. She put me at ease and was excellent at her job tasks. Dr Wood is very friendly and does an excellent job at explaining the heart and all questions related to my exam. She was efficient but I did not feel rushed. Also the woman who checked me in was very friendly and professional as well.

07/30/2023

all of it.

07/29/2023

The recommended testing. The results when complete will provide the information necessary to direct me to the right solution.

07/20/2023

Dr caring attitude

07/17/2023

The movement from check-in to check-out was great. Lovely people made my hour long drive from Wilson worth the journey to be seen by the best.

07/17/2023

Dr. Wood explains everything so well and makes sure you understand what she says. She makes sure you are taken care of. When I was at wake for [] and a week later for [] for 5 days each she came by to check on me.

07/17/2023

Dr wood is awesome

07/16/2023

All the staff was very compassionate and great at what they do. They displayed very good team work.

07/16/2023

From checking in to checking out I was treated with kindness and professionalism.

07/15/2023

I had. Good visit with Dr. Woods

07/13/2023

The facility is way better than Duke in terms of cleanliness,room size and food quality.

07/03/2023

The entire staff and Doctor Wood are caring and professional. Excellent care at Wake Med.

07/03/2023

Good visit

07/03/2023

Interaction with both the doctor and the nurse!

06/22/2023

very caring and attentive

06/21/2023

Excellent service from everyone that provided care for patients.

06/19/2023

They care

06/19/2023

Very knowledgeable carieing

06/15/2023

My visit was very pleasant and Dr. Wood is a great doctor.

06/14/2023

Thank you all God bless.

06/13/2023

Everything as more and better then expected!

06/12/2023

The whole process from the beginning to end was flawless, outstanding, professional and second to none!

06/08/2023

I feel as though she is right on top of everything& she is caring, which is very important to me.

06/03/2023

Everything

06/02/2023

Dr. Wood represented herself in the most professional way. She always made me and my husband feel as though we were the most important thing at the moment. She always included both of us in the discussion and decision making. She had a very relaxing sense of humor that made you feel comfortable in her presence.

04/27/2023

Each person with whom I had contact provided sero efficiently and professionally.

04/27/2023

Yes personal concerns and professional service

04/27/2023

Very care people help you out

04/20/2023

The caring and understanding of all the people I saw, Dr. Wood, her nurse, and check in and check out person. Thanks

04/20/2023

Dr. Wood is outstanding in the care she gave my mom there. We are truly appreciative to be able to see Dr. Wood.

04/20/2023

I don’t think there was just one thing that stuck out but Dr Wood is absolutely fantastic at listening to your concerns.

04/20/2023

The nursing staff employee on my visit was excellent

04/18/2023

On time, not in a hurry, asked questions relative to my care and appeared interested in the treatment I was given!

04/17/2023

Excellent professional and personable workers throughout. From the assistance with the wheelchair out front to the checking in service to Echo technician (Alisha?? cannot remember her name) to Terri and Dr. Wood. Top notch service! I did not have to wait for my appointments... scheduling was perfect! Keep up the EXCELLENT SERVICE.

04/06/2023

Everything was very well done and I was very well taken care of and the staff was very caring and considerate and talked to me in detail

03/27/2023

Both my wife and I commented to each other that we were seen on-time and were not asked to wait at any point. Trina, my nurse, was efficient and friendly. Dr. Wood came in quickly and our visit was informative and she took the time to explain everything clearly and concisely.

03/26/2023

Friendly service I love it

03/26/2023

The staff was very friendly and helpful. Dr Wood made suggestions to assist me in improving my current fitness and exercise program.

03/15/2023

Dr’s listening skills

03/13/2023

Dr Wood is a true professional. I feel very comfortable with her being my cardiologist and looking out for my heart health. She is easy to talk and has a great office manner.

03/07/2023

The overall process and service was outstanding!!!

03/01/2023

Dr Wood

02/27/2023

Everyone was very kind. Dr. Wood is very good. Hospital is easy to get to.

02/23/2023

Quick follow up to schedule testing

02/23/2023

Dr. Wood is outstanding. Great care. Great communicator and down to earth.

02/23/2023

Care and compassion, promptv

02/21/2023

During my cardio version, I was lucky enough to have Hailie as my nurse. She was the best! Very thoughtful, very thorough, and very sweet which helped to ease my anxiety. Definitely an asset to Wake Med!

02/20/2023

I couldn’t ask for better care…Thanks to everyone involved and specially Dr. Wood.

02/20/2023

Dr wood is Beyoncé a doubt one of the best drs I have had. She is pleasant professional and extremely caring and very very through so glad I found her

02/19/2023

Dr. Wood, Lynne, and Ericka were all outstanding!!! From the moment I walked in they were all so upbeat and positive. It really helped calm me. I felt so comfortable and safe with them. Dr. Wood took her time and went over what choices I had. I know I am in good hands with these ladies. Dr. Wood is a wonderful doctor!!!

02/17/2023

I feel that they treat you as a person and really care about your health and how they can help you on your treatment to good health.All my visits have been very positive.

02/13/2023

Sargent Wood morphed into General Wood

02/13/2023

A TECHNICIAN DID NOT COME IN TO THE OFFICE; HOWEVER, THE PERSON THAT CHECKED ME IN WAS ABLE TO GET ME TESTED AT THE AJOINING OFFICE. TEAMWORK WAS EXCELLENT!!!

02/12/2023

Lynne Boyd was amazing

02/12/2023

I feel like Dr Woods is an active listener. It made me feel comfortable at my appointment and confident about her advice. The check in staff were very friendly as was my nurse.

02/12/2023

Prompt attention, although I was the first appointment of the day

02/10/2023

Dr. Wood is my cardiologist, but also discusses issues outside of cardiology. For example, she is aware that I have [ ] and inquires about my diet, exercise classes that I take, my recent [ ] scan, etc. I appreciate her interest in my overall healthcare!

02/10/2023

The wait time was promptly after check in

02/09/2023

She changed one medicine for my benefit. I really love her.

02/08/2023

Dr care

02/07/2023

Dr. Wood outstanding doctor, she cares about you and takes the time to review any test or concerns you may address.
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