Dr. Waqar Cheema, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 60

Dr. Waqar Cheema, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Norwood, MA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as MetroWest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital and Norwood Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cheema to book an appointment.

Dr. Cheema

SMG Cardiology Associates

825 Washington St Ste 290 Norwood, MA 02062
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Cheema is affiliated with MetroWest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital Framingham, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for cardiology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • Clean Hospital
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Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Cheema's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheema performs Electrocardiogram (EKG) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Cheema performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheema treats Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Cheema treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheema treats Heart Disease more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Cheema treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Cheema's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

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(781) 255-0561

Dr. Cheema accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Card PPO
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Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Tufts PPO

Dr. Cheema's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cheema

4.7

Based on 13 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Wonderful doctor. I would highly recommend
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
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1 person found this helpful
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pat mclellan in Norwood , MA – Dec 18, 2018
This fine doctor is the best in the business, he is thoughtful and kind. When you are with him he makes you feel like the most important person in the room. He listens and is compassionate. He is a brilliant Cardiologist. You will not regret seeing him, it will be the best decision of your life.
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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Gregory Costa in Norwood – Nov 18, 2017
Nice Doctor Available when you need him. Top on your lab results. And health issues
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Sharon, MA – Sep 09, 2017
Dr. Cheema is the best. He is intelligent, hard-working, compassionate, empathetic, polite and kind. When you are seeing him, you never feel rushed and all your questions are answered to your satisfaction.
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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Dedham, MA – Sep 04, 2017
Dr. Cheema treats and manages my mothers healthcare. He is a kind, thoughtful and knowledgeable doctor. He takes time and listens. Just great guy,
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
6 people found this helpful
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sharon curtis in Norwood, MA – May 20, 2016

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Prevention is better than cure.

Biography

MBBS/MD in medicine, with Medical and Cardiology training from Europe and the USA.

M. Phil in Cardiology and Advanced Heart Failure Management from London University (UK).

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

1996
St Elizabeths Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1994
Norfolk and Norwich Hosp
Residency Hospital
1992
King's College Hospital, London, England
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Mayo Hosp
Internship Hospital
,

Languages

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Waqar Cheema, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Waqar Cheema, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cheema frequently treats Electrocardiogram (EKG), Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload, and Heart Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cheema treats.

Where is Dr. Waqar Cheema, MD's office located?

Dr. Cheema's office is located at 825 Washington St Ste 290, Norwood, MA 02062. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Waqar Cheema, MD speak?

Dr. Cheema speaks Punjabi, Urdu, and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Waqar Cheema, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Cheema has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Locations

SMG Cardiology Associates

SMG Cardiology Associates825 Washington St Ste 290 Norwood, MA 02062
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Cheema is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

MetroWest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital

Framingham, MA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2021)

Norwood Hospital

Norwood, MA

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

Brighton, MA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)