Our Providers

    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
    4.93 out of 5 | 54 reviews
    Pulmonary Disease | Critical Care Medicine
    Novant Health Pulmonary & Critical Care - Midtown
    (704) 384-9900
    Ratings
    4.93
    Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
    4.91
    Your confidence in this care provider
    4.89
    Friendliness/courtesy of the care provider
    4.91
    Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
    4.89
    Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
    4.79
    Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your treatment
    4.85
    Degree to which care provider talked with you using words you could understand
    4.93
    Amount of time the care provider spent with you
    4.83
    Information the care provider gave you about medications (if any)
    4.83
    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.


    Comments
    Patient Comments 4 reviews
    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

    February 26, 2019
    *Dr. Dartey Hayford is the best!
    -Patient in CHARLOTTE, NC

    August 30, 2018
    I would recommend this provider with anyone.
    -Patient in DALLAS, 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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    Education
    Medical School:
    University of Ghana Medical School
    (1994)

    Internship:
    Harlem Hospital Center Program 2000

    Residency:
    Harlem Hospital Center Program 2002

    Fellowship:
    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