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PEDIATRIC (Newborn-21yrs) APPOINTMENTS ONLY - Dr. Cheema is Board Certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the founder of American Kids Care, PC located in the heart of Annandale Virginia providing Pediatric services from Newborn till the age of 21 years. Dr. Cheema has been in practicing medicine for more than a decade and has passion for Pediatrics and the love of working with children of all ages as a father of two girls.
Dr. Cheema is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital and is a member of the Children's National Health Network and the Children’s IQ Network of the Children’s National Medical Center of Washington DC.
Dr. Cheema started his career in Internal Medicine and Dermatology but then decided after completing his residency at the University of Florida, Gainesville to do what he loved most “working with children”. According to Dr. Cheema the smiles, hugs, and the energy from children makes every day special and he feels blessed to have the best job in the world bringing back a smile to a sick child.
At American Kids Care, caring for children is our passion. We take pride being a culturally competent practice as Dr. Cheema has worked and travelled extensively to many parts of the world bringing back rich and diverse experiences that enables him to better communicate and understand his ethnic patients. We have a convenient location for easy access to all patients and families. Our office staff is bilingual, able to communicate with families whose primary language is not English. We take pride in being a “Green paperless practice”. Almost all our records, prescriptions, lab orders are electronically transmitted and stored making us more efficient.
Verified Patient Reviews
I'm sad we are moving. We ll miss Dr Cheemah.Great office, very caring staff
Dr Cheemah is great with kids. He has a very gentle and caring demeanor towards kids.
Very good with our daughter (:
Dr Cheema is an excellent Doctor. He always takes time to talk to my son and to answer any questions
It was good time.
As always, Dr. Cheema is pleasant
Great pediatrician!! Highly recommend him to any parents looking for pediatrician.
Very professional and productive I'm very pleased!
Dr Cheema is the best doctor for kids. He listens to you patiently and always gives best solutions to your problems. We will continue seeing him!
He delivers best professional practice and do not advice any unnecessary medication or blood work. He and the staff are very polite and courteous to patients. It my first visit to Dr Cheema and he made me obliged.
This is the right expression for a pediatric, excellent doctor.
Dr.Cheema is the BEST pediatrician , Noah is my first baby and he loves his doctor . I would recommend it to anyone .
Dr Cheema is excellent. He took the time to answer all our questions. He is very knowledgeable and provided a thorough examination for my kids.
It was very great service.
Dr. Cheema was very professional helpful and very detailed. he is very knowledgeable. I highly Recommend him.
I will highly recommend dr Cheema and his team to everyone, my visit there was excellent and very satisfactory. 10 stars for him.
Our visit was very prompt and on time. We are very new to this area and having a bit of trouble finding a proper medical service. And when our little daughter got sick, we got really worried cause we had never been to a doctor here. But Dr. Abdussalam Cheema (as his name it states) really gave us a peace of mind. Very professional, caring and friendly, he explained everything very informative and easy. I highly recommend Dr. Cheema to anyone who needs pediatric services.
I was very happy with the visit. He's a very good doctor. I will recommend my family and friends to him.
He is so professional. He listens to you very well and gives the right and sincere advice.
Dr. Cheema's practice is well-run, on time, and professional from front-desk greeting to farewell. Dr. Cheema, as well, is thorough and professional. He goes through symptoms, moves through the physical exam, and is an excellent diagnostician. He is not going to over-medicate, or medicate where it isn't necessary. It's hard to see your baby suffer through symptoms, and it's your instinct to want relief from them immediately, but not always the best route to med-up. In our case, we needed antibiotics to fight an illness and severe cough lasting over seven days. I feel confident knowing that Dr. Cheema went conservative (yet efficient) on med dosage. This was our first visit with him. I had a few other doctors I'd planned on seeing before choosing our next Pediatrician, but feel confident enough to end my search here, based on Dr. Cheema's excellent reviews, friendly and efficient practice, the doctor's diagnostic skills, trust in his therapeutic approach, kid-friendly manner, and excellent communication.
Dr. Cheema is a wonderful doctor. He explains everything to you, and he explains it in a manner that you can understand. Love him, he's amazing, I wouldn't change my child's doctor for anything. In fact he was working in Alexandria at a clinic and when i found out he had left i searched for him and followed him to where he is now. Like i said the best doctor you can have. Hope hes in business for many years, because I still have a 9 year old.
Other than the insanely unacceptable wait, Dr. Cheema was his usual friendly, kind and awesome self! His staff are equally pleasant and helpful. This is the first time A doctor's office has completed a school entrance physical form for me on the spot. Usually, they'll have you come back or try to charge a fee. I was very impressed.
I love Dr. Cheema's staff because they are always friendly and professional. I love Dr. Cheema because he is quick to answer questions thoroughly. He is always willing to explain information and spend the time necessary to be gentle with the children and leave us feeling confident.
Dr. Abdussalam Cheema is an outstanding Doctor! He is very considerate and detail oriented! I have recently switched my child's care to him and I am very pleased with my decision. He listens to and addresses all the concerns I have about my child. The staff is excellent! I would highly recommend him to any parent looking for a best pediatrician for his/her kids!
Courtesy and wait time is always great here; I have no complaints there. But generally, I am frustrated about taking my son for something that seems like an infection and each time, the answer is wait it out. When my two year old is miserable, can;t sleep most nights and can barely breathe, wait it out does not feel good at all. Makes me just not want to go to the doctor anymore because there is no point. Other than that, Dr. Cheema is always wonderful, kind and caring.
Very nice and professional staff. DEF recommend this office
Dr. Cheema is an excellent doctor. Very communicative, informative, and helpful. It helps that my son liked the doctor too.
I am taking my kids here for their check ups and vaccines since last two years. Service is excellent. Dr Cheema is very good with kids. I totally recommend him to everyone.
I really like Dr Chema she was very helpful and I really felt she cares about my sins well being
Dr. Cheema has been great since day one. He is very patient with the many questions I have as a new mom. I am always well informed with what is or has been going on with my daughters health. He also makes it easy to access medical records, schedule appointments or ask questions via the patient portal. If only there were more doctors like him.
The doctor called after the appointment was scheduled and cancelled the appointment stating they do not accept my insurance which is clearly listed on your website that they do accept it. Very disappointed
He is very professional . One of the few pediatricians who listen to moms carefully and does not threat them like they are crazy ..
Execllent staff and Doctors, he took his time to listen and make patient feel very comfortable to speak with him and treat accordingly. Highly recommended.
Execllent staff and Doctors, he took his time to listen and make patient feel very comfortable to speak with him and treat accordingly. Highly recommended.
He is very knowledgeable and patient and really listens to your concerns.
Very nice and informative. Takes time with patients.
A doctor is always friendly with my kids,smiling,playing..... For the parents ,he always make us sure that we understand everything about health life of our kids.
Tiene muxha paciencia y explica a detalle . si no se sabe inglés. Tiene una buena asistente que nos traduce todo con amabilidad.
Perfect everything i like it
I would surely recommend him very nice staff and office.
Great doctor for our 2 year old. We will return.
Good doctor and good nursing staff .every thing is good there
Everything is good except wait time. There are toys for kids to play in waiting room which is nice.
Excellent doctor calm and patience and very polite and respectful. Takes his time with seeing kids.
Always a good visit...
Excellent pediatrician with great bedside manner and efficient, friendly staff.
Professional staff and excellent customer service. Dr. Cheema listened to and took his time to respond to all of my questions.
The thing which I did not like was they do not give paper check about seen by doctor
Wonderful, I have a really good experience with Dr cheetah. Highly recommended
simply he is the best pediatrician.
Best best best !!!! Highly Recommended!!!
Great service, very informative, took the time to listen to me and answered my questions, concerns and great with my kids....I'll will keep him for my future check ups!!!!
Awesome! He's very kind and humble and any questions you have ?He will answer! Definitely recommend to any first time moms that have no idea what it's like to go to the doctor with your newborn! Recommend completely and staff is very nice!!
He is A great Doctor! I would refer him to anyone no long waits, always available! Highly recommendable!
my children are new patients and we are very happy with Dr. Cheema! He listens to your concerns, don't feel rushed. The nurses/assistants are prompt. I looovve the fact that they are open on Saturdays, as a working mom that is very much needed for routine appointments. most of all, my kids feel comfortable with him.
Dr. Cheema is attentive and thorough and the staff is friendly and efficient.
Husband was please with the communication and knowledge given during the visit
he is very nice Dr n would love to go back
Always a pleasant experience - the kids are happy to go to the doctor (as long as no shots are due). To me that says a lot! Love the nurses/front desk too - so friendly!
Me and my husband brought our 5 month old daughter to Dr. Cheema. He was very friendly, professional, listened to our concern which was our baby teething and he explained to us what we needed to do. He also asked follow up questions. He loves children sincerely , he always has the same calm and attentive attitude and the place is always clean and kid friendly. The receptionists are also awesome. Me & my husband would recommend him to everyone. Mahlet - parent of Elizabeth
Great MD, very friendly
Visit always is excellent, doctor spends quality time in viewing the patient condition and to keep up to your queries.
Dr Cheema is the best! You can tell he truly cares about children. We have recommended him to numerous families!!
I love how caring Dr. Cheema and his staff are. I feel like he truly cares about my children and goes above and beyond show it!
We have recently moved, and had to find new pediatrician. I found Dr. Cheema through our insurance website. When my 7 year old came down with strep throat over the weekend, I was very glad that I was able to schedule appointment on Sunday night over the internet, and we were seen promptly on Monday. With our previous pediatrician, it would require waiting till Monday to make a phone call in the morning when the office opened. Since majority of new patient paperwork was submitted online the previous night, I did not have to go through stacks of papers to fill out when we arrived in the office. We were seen within five minutes. The nurse, who took my son's vitals, was kind, and explained everything that she was doing, so that he would not be scared. Dr. Cheema introduced himself when entering the room, had short conversation with my son to put him at ease, and took time to answer all our questions, and concerns. The office was clean including the play area in the waiting room. Over all, this was very stressless visit to a pediatrician.
Just moved to the area and my child had to see a pediatrician quickly. The office was close and I was easily able to get an appointment.
Dr. Cheema is the best!! He is so nice and attentive. His assistants are also great so friendly!!! Dr. Cheema and his team is highly recommended!!!
My visit was very good I was even call before my schedule time and the doctor took his time to explain everything to me and answered all my questions
Dr. Cheema is kind, competent, and thorough. We are very happy with him and his practice.
Dr. Cheema has a pleasant demeanor. He speaks at a level in which you can understand.
Dr. Cheema was very professional and friendly. He took his time to explain everything in which he was doing.
Fantastics! Kind, friendly, spend time w us
Very nice doctor. He explains everything and doesn't rush you. One important thing, he returns my calls and answer my questions
Easy to make appointment online and fill our paperwork before arrival online too. Appreciated being able to schedule appointment the same day for sick child. Staff was friendly, especially great with the kids. Clinic was clean and kids loved the decorations. Dr. Cheema was very thorough, asked all the right questions, and had great suggestions.
Dr. was okay at the time of visit,but i kept calling because i needed his more advice but he never answered or returned my call and my 5 years old daughter was really sick, and the nurses were not very helpful,
This place is awesome! ! The pediatrician actually listened to my concerns and went through in detail as to why things were the way they were. He asked questions that went into more detail than any pediatrician we had seen before. The staff is accommodating and knowledgeable. The staff offered to help carry my bags and were so kind and friendly. It has been hard finding a doctor while on Medicaid which actually treats you like your time matters abs questions relevant. I even asked the doctor to make me a copy of something and he did! !! I mean, he did! He went and got it right then and didn't have me wait for his staff to do it. Please don't waste your time looking for other doctors here, I went three places before I came here and each experience was more horrible then the last. Long wait times, rude inexperienced staff, cold doctors, and so much more. I live in Herndon, but after reading his reviews decided to give it a shot and drive to Annandale, I'M SO GLAD I DID! !!!
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We have had a chance to see several pediatricians for the past couple of years but Dr.Cheema stands out as the finest by far. We have made 3 different visits to his clinic and his approach and level of competency is consistently impressive. He's quite generous with his time and answered all our questions and concerns. And, I might add, he does have a very helpful staff. Highly recommended physician.
He is very nice and listens to your problems and explain everything in detail. Staff is very friendly. Wait time is between 20 to 30 mins but I don't mind waiting because the Dr is very very very good. Highly Recommended!!!
Dr. Cheema is great!
It is refreshing to see a doctor like Dr. Cheema. He was patient, listening, and explained the effect of the medication for my son's symptom thoroughly without making it sound difficult. Throughout, I felt that he really cares about his patient. It is not what you feel from every doctor. The receptionist/nurse was nice too! We need to drive 30 minutes to his office, but it is worth the travel.
. he is very good pediatric doctor. he is polite. he is professional. i definitly recommend to everybody
very pleased with my experience the doctor took his time and explained everything in details he's very knowledgeable I will definitely highly recommend him.
I appreciate the service very helpful.
It was absolutely wonderful. The doctor was amazing, he was very clear and appropriate. He is definitely a doctor that I will visit every time I need to.
He is a very good doctor. Gives you time and listens to you carefully. If you call him in after-hours and leave a message then he will call you back within 30 minutes. Knows what is he saying and pay attention to every problem.
I met the doctor for the first time and I was cofident with the doctor and very pleased.
Dr. Cheema is very attentive, he answered all of my questions and took his time with my son. My son was traumatized with a specialist a couple of weeks ago and was hesitant about seeing another doctor. Dr Cheema flipped it around and made my son feel very comfortable in his office.
My son is an extremely finicky kid who HATES going to the doctor. Thank God we found Dr Sheema! He was friendly, he actually took the time to explain to my son what he was doing, he genuinely cared, and spent all the time with us. Even his office is decorated in a manner that's cute and was welcoming. I surely recommend him!
Absolutely wonderful. My kids are teenagers and I felt that he was just a right for them. Dr. Cheema was very attentive and concerned about their well-being. I'm so glad we found Dr. Cheema.
He is good and knowlegeable
Me parecio un buen doctor, mi hijo super feliz con su doctor, tuvo buen trato con el.. lo recomiendo
1 word fantastic
He was very helpful and he answered all my questions. He is great and you feel like he knows what he is doing.
Our 3 1/2 year old daughter loves Dr Cheema...and we do too...
He's awesome ...
So far so good. No complaints. I would have given 5 Stars only if he acted more like Patch Adams, but Dr's aren't really performers) I want their education more than anything. Cheema informed us, asked us questions and is REALLY OPEN to us asking him question. SPENT A LOT of time with us!!! My experience: I made appt online and even filed all my paperwork digitally via phone app!!! how stinkin' awesome is that?! We had our first visit with him the other day and liked him. It started with us walking into an office, immediately greeted by one nice, smiling and pleasant individual at the front desk. The other persons, not so much. We waited in empty waiting room (which was really nice). And were attended within minutes. After nurse took measurements etc, Dr. Cheema spent about 45 min with our initial visit and told us to ask lots of questions. We had a concern today and called office. He called back soon and was very helpful.