Dr. Kwadwo Gyarteng-Dakwa, MD

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Pain Medicine | Male

The Heag Pain Management Center 2609 N Duke St Ste 303B, Durham, NC 27704 Get Directions
(919) 220-0107

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Dr. Gyarteng-Dakwa specializes in Pain Medicine and practices in Durham, NC. He practices at 2 locations.

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based on 32 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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in winterville, NC |
the worst bedside manner i've ever had to endure. as soon as he walks into the room after you've been forced to wait for 4+ hours in a freezing cold patient room he speaks at you for 5mins and thats it. asking questions isn't allowed or if you do ask he pretends like he didn't hear you and continues to speak at you. i guess all the waiting gives you a chance to complete the 25+ page packet you are forced to complete before each appt - which they don't read.honestly i cried after meeting him.
in Clayton, NC |
First office visit 6.5 HOURS & $600 out of pocket (no insurance)- This Dr never ONCE did a physical exam on me or took my vitals- Went straight to prescribing spinal injections. Won't write Rx refills on injection days. Each office visit $200 He talks at you not with you. I left in tears from his "bedside manner". Expect to wait, and wait some more. The 1 time I didn't have $ for my office visit I was told pretty much- too bad. I wouldn't wish cold turkey detox on anyone. They just didn't care.
in Jamestown |
As a longtime patient, I've always found and have been treated with exceptional attention, thoroughness and a genuine sence of Care and Compassion in treating my complicated issues and conditions not understood by many other physicians. Good man. Also, has a great staff specifically,practice manager, Ann Maynard. Wait times can be long but is getting better and worth attention received once seen. I'm appreciative. CH
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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

Procedures Performed

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 2
    Board Actions

    Dr. Gyarteng-Dakwa has 2 board actions

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    • Disciplinary action in another state  (12/9/2013)
    • Action Taken: Other
    • Summary: Dr. Kwadwo Gyarteng-Dakwa; License # MD439277; NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician has been the subject of disciplinary action taken by the State of North Carolina. ACTION TAKEN: The Pennsylvania Board of Medicine ordered the physician to provide proof of compliance with the North Carolina Public Letter of Concern.
    • State: Pennsylvania
    • Disciplinary action in another state  (2/2/2012)
    • Action Taken: Release from Prior Order
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • State: Virginia
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
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Education

  • Medical School
    Volgograd State Med School

    Graduated in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    howard university hospital

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Yale University College Of Med

    Completed in 2001

Awards & Recognition

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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • Board actions found
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Dr. Gyarteng-Dakwa's Office & Staff

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How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients