New Electronic Health Record - Patient Portal - Practice Management System

CMP is pleased to announce that we have switched to “Epic” for electronic health records, patient portal, practice management and billing through a licensing arrangement with Johns Hopkins Medicine. MyChart Link

Epic is the  largest and top-rated system in the United States used by Johns Hopkins Medicine, Howard County General, and many other healthcare systems.  With this change CMP is continuing in our efforts as an independent practice to improve clinical care and communication with patients, as well as to work more effectively with hospitals and specialists.  

What this means for you?

Your Information:  We are bringing in as much information as we can from the old system, but will need your assistance to add or verify information during appointment scheduling and at your visit so that we have full information in the system.  This will include information about your insurance, address, email address, phone numbers and other essential information.

Visits:  We will continue to offer Telehealth Video visits for services that do not require an in-office visit.  In-office will be limited to acute/urgent conditions, physicals, and pre-op exams.

Billing:  Please note we will be using two systems for billing for the next few months.  Visits after June 1 will be billed using the Epic system.  Bills for any balances for visits prior to June 1 will be billed in a separate statement.  You can continue to pay on-line using a link on the home page at  Call our billing department with any questions.

New Patient Portal:  MyChart will replace the Allscripts FollowMyHealth as our portal for use on your PC, tablet, or smartphone for visits after June 1.  MyChart has many enhanced features to assist with communication with the practice, access test results, management your appointments, request prescription refills, view information from past visits, and share information with family members on a secure basis.  FollowMyHealth will continue to be available for historical records or to communicate with other practices which use it as their portal.

Accessing MyChart:  We are in the process of automatically linking CMP patients to MyChart.  Until that is complete, you will need to call to make an appointment with your provider to obtain a link for activation.  If you do not have a MyChart account, our staff can send you an invitation via a text message or email. 

More Information:  If you have quesitons, please talk to staff our or contact Administrative Office at 410-964-6100 or 

COVID-19 Mandatory Precautions

We have instituted a comprehensive range of precautions for in-office visits based on guidelines from the CDC and State of Maryland including:

  1. Symptom screening of all patients and staff 
  2. Face masks covering the nose and mouth are required .
  3. Hand washing after contact with surfaces
  4. Regular cleaning throughout the day of counters, furniture, work areas, exam rooms and equipment  
  5. Social distancing by staff, patients and visitors
  6. PPE worn by all staff providing direct patient care. 

TeleHealth Video & Phone Visit Cost Update:  

Since the onset of Covid-19, most insurers have been paying the full cost for video and phone visits.  Many of insurers such as Aetna and CareFirst are now changing their payment policies and are no longer paying the full cost.  For information about coverage, please contact your insurer regarding financial responsibility. 

On-Line Payment 

Comprehensive Care for You & Your Entire Family at One Convenient Location

Columbia Medical Practice
5450 Knoll North Drive
Suite 180
Columbia, MD 21045

Participating In Advance Primary Care Programs

Columbia Medical Practice is the leading multi-specialty group in Howard County with 30 providers, conveniently located at the intersection of Routes 29 and 175.  

The mission of our Primary Care Physicians is to provide personalized, high-quality care for our patients at every visit with same day appointments and extended hours in Family Practice, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.​

Our providers are committed to the principles of Patient Centered Medical Home to promote successful medical outcomes and enhance patient satisfaction. 

Administration           410-964-6100

​Billing                            410-964-5900

Family Practice           410-964-6200

Gynecology                  410-964-4600
Internal Medicine      410-964-5300
Pediatrics                     410-964-6300
Rheumatology            410-964-6139

​LAB                                410-964-6105

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Daytime Hours:   Mon-Fri: 8-5 pm

For Telehealth & Acute In-office Visits

After Hours Telehealth:

Family Practice, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics from On-call providers. 

Lab: Mon-Fri 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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GYN:  Anne Thompson, CNM Retirement 

This is to announce that Anne Thompson, CNM, who has worked in the Gynecology Department since the practice started in 2004 retired on July 21, 2020.  She asked us to share with her patients that she is truly grateful and honored for the opportunity to have cared for you over the years. 

Dr. Stewart Ginsberg and Dr. Steven Noskow are continuing to practice and would welcome the opportunity to provide the Gyn services to patients.  They can be reached at 410-964-4600.   

For patients who prefer a female provider, there are several female doctors in Adult Medicine who can provide well-women services:  Dr. Meegan Chestnut, Dr. Saba Sheikh, Dr. Safia Tasneem, and Dr. Vivian To.  The transition can be easy since we share the same medical records system. 410-964-5300 or 6200.

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