Dr. Muhammad Cheema, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 48

Dr. Cheema
Accepting new patients

Pittsford Family Medicine

115 Sullys Trl Ste 4 Pittsford, NY 14534

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(585) 662-5945

Dr. Muhammad Cheema, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Pittsford, NY and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Cheema has more experience with Psychotic Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Dow Med College University Of Karachi Karachi Pakistan medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with Rochester General Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cheema to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Cheema

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Cheema treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Cheema treats other conditions, please contact the office at (585) 662-5945.

Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

Dr. Cheema is experienced in the area of Psychotic Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

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Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
Schizophrenia
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
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Dr. Cheema's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Cheema accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Independent Health
Encompass
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

Dr. Cheema's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cheema

2.9

Based on 47 ratings

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These positive reviews are hilarious. Cheema is a fraud. He is not board certified. When I did see him, appointments lasted 10 mins Max. He would prescribe me whatever I wanted. Prescribed dangerous levels of amphetamines and benzos. So when he stopped taking my insurance and I couldn’t afford to pay out of pocket, I had to come off the medication cold turkey. It was awful. Have fun in prison Cheema. Just wish you were there longer for being a drug dealer.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Apr 06, 2021
Worst ever!!!
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Alexis Mekalonis – Dec 02, 2020
After calling several offices, he was the one who took me in within a week. I could not wait for 3 months as would have been dead by then. He made me comfortable, discussed my symptoms, reviewed the meds and made the correct diagnosis. I have been stable since then. THANK YOU DR. CHEEMA FOR YOIR HELP!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Annie S. – Nov 02, 2020
DR. CHEEMA IS THE BEST!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
2 people found this helpful
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Irene M. – Nov 02, 2020
After calling several offices he was the one who took me in within a week. I couldn’t wait for 3 months as I would have been dead by then. He made me comfortable, discussed my symptoms, reviewed all the meds I had tried and made the correct diagnosis. I have been stable since then. THANK YOU DR. CHEEMA!!!
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Annie S. – Nov 02, 2020
Very humble person who is always available to talk at any time of the day. Master in diagnosing and finding right medication for you. Recommend anyone hands down.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mike Smith – Nov 02, 2020
Dr. Cheema is a good doctor. He helped me when needed. As I read the opinions I understand why someone might feel a doctor is not listening to you if he does not spend a lot of time with you. On the other hand I appreciate his having shorter times with me. I am confident in his work and he helped me a great deal. I appreciated he asked my opinion of how my medication was working. If I felt I needed a change he asked my opinion and did I have one in mind. I appreciate being a big part of my hea
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Rochester, NY – Dec 04, 2018
He use to give me ECT. He seemed very portentous to me. I would lay awaiting to be hooked up to the ECT machine as he stood feet away chatting on his phone. I became fearful he was going to make a mistake. I tried to push it out of my head until one day before my appointment I overheard a nurse telling him that another patient due for ECT was confused and didn't even know what year it was. He said to go and get him ready. Then I knew for sure I was a dollar sign. Now look at his charges.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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Rochester – Oct 13, 2018
I would probably not be here today if it weren't for Dr. Cheema. Thank you for everything!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Cheryl – Jul 12, 2018
Dr. Cheema is incredibly knowledgeable about diagnosis and related medication. He does not only utilize your past file to make decisions on your treatment plan. He also takes the time in the initial consultation to understand and zone in on your specific problems. During the course of every appointment, Dr. Cheema makes it a point to not only ask how the medication is working but also ask about any life changes,good or bad. He also reaches out when urgent needs arise. I would refer him to anyone
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Feb 21, 2018
He couldn't care less. He barely looks at you during appts, let alone listens. His own receptionist told me to go elsewhere because he always makes people wait forever b/c he overbooks. He's been careless with my medications and arrogant to deal with. Unacceptable. He's also stopped taking ALL insurances. He clearly wants to spend no more than 10 minutes per patient, rack up the fees with overbooking, while ignoring patients' individual needs or caring in the slightest.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
21 people found this helpful
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Melinda in Rochester – Feb 07, 2018
He over books himself so I? normally have to sit for 30 mins to an hour and then sits with you for maybe 5 mins. He doesn’t care at all. I? call his office and it takes days for him to call me back. I? beg him for help crying and he just wants to get off the phone.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
14 people found this helpful
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Kayla in Fairport, NY – Nov 16, 2017
He has little availability, seemed to care little about me as I was only seeing him for medicine, and never returned my calls. There were two medicines he still hasn't refilled because 'he wasn't the original prescriber'. I even transferred my records from my prior office and they still won't refill them. No one answers the calls and there's usually no receptionist too.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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Rochester, NY – Aug 07, 2017
Dr Cheema is a wonderful doctor. He is thorough about finding exactly what the problem is and resolving it. He is a good, caring doctor. I highly recommend him for anyone needing good psychiatric care.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Rochester, NY – Feb 03, 2017

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Biography

Dr. Muhammad Cheema, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Pittsford, NY and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Cheema has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Education

1982
Dow Med College University Of Karachi Karachi Pakistan
Medical School

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Dr. Cheema frequently treats Psychotic Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Cheema specializes.

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Dr. Cheema's office is located at 115 Sullys Trl Ste 4, Pittsford, NY 14534. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Pittsford Family Medicine

Upstate Psychiatry115 Sullys Trl Ste 4 Pittsford, NY 14534
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Rochester General Hospital

Rochester, NY

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

25 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)