Balanced nutrition is a foundation for optimal health.  Yet there’s so much nutrition information out there that it’s confusing to know what’s accurate and best for you.

RDNs are your trusted source for science-based food and nutrition information.  They are licensed and credentialed practitioners who can provide a personalized dietary plan for a medical condition or a wellness objective. 

Our focus at CMP is to help you achieve your health and wellness goals using a holistic approach through the science of nutrition.  Our dietitian works in partnership with you to create a customized wellness strategy based on your health history, lifestyle and personal preferences.  Follow-up visits are scheduled to provide support and accountability in helping you achieve sustainable and lasting change.


Wellness, Nutrition, and Weight Management 


  • Weight management  

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Body Composition and exercise counseling. 
  • Intensive behavioral therapy for obesity for Medicare beneficiaries.

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Common areas we provide nutrition support for

Mary Perry, Registered Dietitian - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Mary is a Registered Dietitian through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Mary successfully counsels individuals to utilize nutrition to address health concerns, manage weight, and improve well-being. 


Her personal journey to become healthy and fit as an adult inspired Mary to return to school, study nutrition, and focus her talents on teaching others to live a healthier lifestyle.  Mary is filled with a desire to use what she has learned to help others. 


Mary graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics.  She also has a Bachelor of Arts in political science as well as a Master’s degree in Public Administration. 

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Dietitian Services

What to expect during your visit with our dietitian

Saba Sheikh, M.D., FACP - Medical Director

Dr. Sheikh is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine, a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and The Obesity Society. 


She has over 20 years of experience in adult medicine  with special interests in the management of chronic metabolic conditions, preventive care and women’s health.

Why consult with a Registered/Licensed Dietitian (RDN)?

5450 Knoll North Drive

Columbia, MD 21045

Suite 260  

Call 410-964-5300 for an appointment

Our mask policy

As of March 20, 2023, CMP no longer mandates mask-wearing for patients or employees. However, we do still recommend the wearing of masks to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases while in close indoor settings.

If you have respiratory symptoms, we urge you to consider the health of others around you and wear a mask. If you do not have a mask with you, our staff can provide one.

We also have drive-up respiratory testing available. Call 410-964-5300 for more information.


After careful consideration and extensive research, we've chosen Athena as our new electronic health record system. This transition is part of our ongoing commitment to enhancing your overall patient experience. ​


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Our mask policy


​CMP no longer mandates mask-wearing for patients or employees.  However, we still highly recommend wearing masks to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases while in close indoor settings.

 If you have respiratory symptoms, we urge you to consider the health of others around you and wear a mask. If you do not have a mask with you, our staff can provide one.



During your first visit, the dietitian will review your health history, lifestyle, goals, movement patterns, and typical food choices.  Together you will create a plan that fits your lifestyle and comfort level. 


Suggestions may include dietary habits to work on, exercise goals, meal and snack ideas, and/or product suggestions.  The dietitian will help you succeed with small, sustainable changes that fit your pace and preferences. 

  • Diabetes
  • Digestive health
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Food sensitivities
  • Kidney disease
  • Weight management
  • Sports nutrition
  • Body composition
  • Disordered eating patterns
  • Pregnancy