Physician Profiles


Dr. Silva opened Mashpee Family Medicine in August 1984. His vision was to offer outpatient medicine to the local population and tourists. Now, 28 years later Dr. Silva continues to assemble an exceptional group of providers, medical assistants, and administrators to deliver outstanding health care services to the community. As a family practitioner and Health Consultant for the Town of Mashpee, he is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice in Family Medicine. Dr. Silva received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and his MD degree from Tufts Medical School in Boston before completing his residency at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Silva has four adult children, four grandchildren and resides in Mashpee with his wife. When he is not in the medical world, he enjoys hiking, painting, traveling, music, reading, boating and spending time with his family.

  • Board Certified: American Board of Family Medicine
  • Cape Cod Hospital Staff Status: Courtesy
  • Falmouth Hospital Staff Status: Affiliate
  • Hospital Department: Medicine
  • Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Framingham Union Hospital
  • Residency: University of Connecticut


Dianne Wells is an Adult Nurse Practitioner with more than 35 years in the medical field, currently specializing in Women’s Health. She received her ANP training from George Washington University and her diploma in Nursing from New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing. She has two grown daughters.


Dr. Qadir joined Mashpee Family Medicine in 2009 after completing his residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance in Michigan. Born in Boston, Dr. Qadir grew up in Pakistan where he received his MD degree from Army Medical College in Rawalpindi and his pre-medical degree from PAG Inter College in Islamabad. Dr. Qadir also served as a Clinical Instructor at Michigan State University. Dr. Qadir is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He resides on the Cape with his wife, who is also a trained physician, and their daughter.


Dr. Barnes joined MFM in 2013. He is a Michigan and Wisconsin native and attended College and Medical School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a short stint in the US Army between college and medical school. He practiced Family Medicine in Madison and Wausau, WI until his move to Cape Cod in 1991. On Cape Cod, he practiced until 2003 when he then moved to Central Highlands of Maine, where he worked for the Mayo Practice Associates in the Dover-Foxcroft area until relocation to Cape Cod in December 2012. Dr. Barnes enjoys fishing and photography. He is married with 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Cheryl A. Rothwell, CNP

Cheryl A. Rothwell is a Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. She completed her undergraduate education at Northeastern University and her MSN from Stony Brook University. Originally from the Boston area, Cheryl moved to Cape Cod twenty four years ago. She worked her way up through the ranks of health care. She recently completed her association with Primary & Preventative Care of Hanover where she functioned as a NP for 8 years. She currently resides on the Cape with her three children and three grandchildren.

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