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Published on October 05, 2016

Rabia Cheema, M.D., Joins Franklin Medical Group Primary Care in Cheshire

photo of Dr. Rabia CheemaWATERBURY, Conn. (October 5, 2016)Rabia Cheema, M.D., a primary care physician specializing in diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and preventative care, has joined Saint Mary’s Hospital and Franklin Medical Group. She is practicing with John Testa, M.D., at Franklin Medical Group Primary Care, 1154 Highland Ave., Cheshire.

Dr. Cheema graduated from the University of Wisconsin and earned her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at Saint Mary’s Hospital and is a member of the American College of Physicians.

About Saint Mary’s Hospital

Saint Mary’s Hospital is a Catholic acute care community teaching hospital that has served Greater Waterbury since 1909 and is now a member of Trinity Health – New England. Licensed for 347 beds, Saint Mary’s is designated as a Level II Trauma Center, offers award-winning cardiac and stroke care and houses the region’s only pediatric emergency care unit. As the leading provider of surgical services in Greater Waterbury, Saint Mary’s was the first to introduce the daVinci® Robotic Surgery System. The hospital’s satellites and affiliates extend from Waterbury to Wolcott, Cheshire, Naugatuck, Southbury, Prospect and Watertown. Visit for more information and follow us on Facebook at SaintMarysHospitalCT, Instagram and Twitter at @SaintMarysCT.

About Trinity Health - New England

Trinity Health - New England is an integrated nonprofit health care delivery system formed in 2015 and is a member of Trinity Health located in Livonia, MI, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. Trinity Health - New England is comprised of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut; Johnson Memorial Medical Center, Johnson Memorial Hospital, and Johnson Health Care and Home & Community Health Services in Stafford Springs, Connecticut; and The Sisters of Providence Health System, which includes Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts; Providence Behavioral Health Hospital in Holyoke, Massachusetts; Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital, Springfield, Massachusetts; Brightside for Families and Children; and Mercy Continuing Care Network that includes Mercy Homecare, Mercy Hospice and Mercy LIFE.

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