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Dr. Abdussalam Cheema, MD

Pediatrician, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Pediatrician
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Education and training

  • Institute of Dermatology, Bangkok, Residency in Dermatology
  • Ittefaq Hospital, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Allama Iqbal Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Residency in Pediatrics

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Punjabi
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1477725588

Office locations

AMERICAN KIDS CARE, PC

7008 Little River Turnpike, Ste B

Annandale, VA 22003

AMERICAN KIDS CARE, PC

6275 Franconia Road

Alexandria, VA 22310

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Dr. Sara was very professional and she took enough of time to explain to me everything.
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Very good with our daughter (:
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I'm sad we are moving. We ll miss Dr Cheemah.Great office, very caring staff
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Dr Cheemah is great with kids. He has a very gentle and caring demeanor towards kids.
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Dr Cheema is an excellent Doctor. He always takes time to talk to my son and to answer any questions
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It was good time.
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As always, Dr. Cheema is pleasant
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Great pediatrician!! Highly recommend him to any parents looking for pediatrician.
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Very professional and productive I'm very pleased!
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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!
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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.
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This is the right expression for a pediatric, excellent doctor.
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Awesome
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Dr.Cheema is the BEST pediatrician , Noah is my first baby and he loves his doctor . I would recommend it to anyone .
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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.
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It was very great service.
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Dr. Cheema was very professional helpful and very detailed. he is very knowledgeable. I highly Recommend him.
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I will highly recommend dr Cheema and his team to everyone, my visit there was excellent and very satisfactory. 10 stars for him.
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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 neverbeen 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.
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I was very happy with the visit. He's a very good doctor. I will recommend my family and friends to him.
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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 Alexandriaat 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.
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He is so professional. He listens to you very well and gives the right and sincere advice.
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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.
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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 onthe spot. Usually, they'll have you come back or try to charge a fee. I was very impressed.
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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.
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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 haveabout my child. The staff is excellent! I would highly recommend him to any parent looking for a best pediatrician for his/her kids!
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Very thorough!
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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 twoyear 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.
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Very nice and professional staff. DEF recommend this office
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Dr. Cheema is an excellent doctor. Very communicative, informative, and helpful. It helps that my son liked the doctor too.
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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.
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I really like Dr Chema she was very helpful and I really felt she cares about my sins well being
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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 alsomakes it easy to access medical records, schedule appointments or ask questions via the patient portal. If only there were more doctors like him.
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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
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He is very professional . One of the few pediatricians who listen to moms carefully and does not threat them like they are crazy ..
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Great doctor for our 2 year old. We will return.
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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.
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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.
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He is very knowledgeable and patient and really listens to your concerns.
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Very nice and informative. Takes time with patients.
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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Tiene muxha paciencia y explica a detalle . si no se sabe inglés. Tiene una buena asistente que nos traduce todo con amabilidad.
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Professional staff and excellent customer service. Dr. Cheema listened to and took his time to respond to all of my questions.
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Perfect everything i like it
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Visit always is excellent, doctor spends quality time in viewing the patient condition and to keep up to your queries.
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I would surely recommend him very nice staff and office.
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Good doctor and good nursing staff .every thing is good there
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Everything is good except wait time. There are toys for kids to play in waiting room which is nice.
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Excellent doctor calm and patience and very polite and respectful. Takes his time with seeing kids.
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Always a good visit...
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