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    Our specialized team of healthcare professionals combines personal, compassionate care with cutting edge treatments and innovative technology to improve the quality of life for our patients.

    When you choose Novant Health Pulmonary & Critical Care for your healthcare needs, you are choosing the highest-rated quality care delivered by pulmonologists with broad clinical responsibility in the detection and treatment of lung and breathing disorders, as well as the practice of critical care. Our nine physicians, as board-certified pulmonary medicine specialists, have completed training in the area of respiratory tract diseases and have passed very special examinations demonstrating that they have excellence in their field. They are experts in lung and breathing problems, as well as in building open, trusting relationships with patients.

    Dartey-Hayford, Samuel Kwame, MD

    Affiliated with Novant Health
    4.83 out of 5 | 64 reviews
    Pulmonary Disease | Critical Care Medicine
    Novant Health Pulmonary & Critical Care - Midtown
    (704) 384-9900
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    Friendliness/courtesy of the care provider
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    Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
    Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your treatment
    Degree to which care provider talked with you using words you could understand
    Amount of time the care provider spent with you
    Information the care provider gave you about medications (if any)
    Instructions the care provider gave you about follow-up care (if any)
    The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    Novant Health Medical Group has earned the Press Ganey Seal of Integrity for having met scientifically rigorous standards for collecting and publicly reporting patient experience data. The Seal of Integrity affirms the validity of the organization's program and ensures that provider's performance ratings are objectively and accurately represented.

    Patient Comments 6 reviews
    December 11, 2019
    The Dr. is a wonderful, he is caring and punctual. Plus, he smiles all the time which puts his patients at ease.
    -Patient in CHARLOTTE, NC

    November 25, 2019
    Physician was very thorough and professional. I left my appointment feeling less stressful.
    -Patient in CHARLOTTE, NC

    August 12, 2019
    I have recommended Dr. Darty-Hayford to others. He is excellent and I have great confidence in him!
    -Patient in MINT HILL, NC

    April 02, 2019
    did not talk down to me, which was a first for any male physician, and I'm almost 60.
    -Patient in CHARLOTTE, NC

    March 05, 2019
    Hard of hearing on my past plus his accent sometimes confused me -
    -Patient in MATTHEWS, NC

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    Practice locations
    Novant Health Pulmonary & Critical Care - Midtown
    (704) 384-9900
    Novant Health Pulmonary & Critical Care - Waverly
    (704) 384-9900

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    Medical School:
    University of Ghana Medical School

    Harlem Hospital Center Program 2000

    Harlem Hospital Center Program 2002

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine 2010
    Harlem Hospital Center Program 2004

    Board Certifications:
    Internal Medicine
    Critical Care Medicine
    Pulmonary Disease

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    Gender: Male