Freda Cobbinah, D.O., M.P.H.

Meet Dr. Freda Cobbinah

Dr. Freda Cobbinah has served patients in the San Antonio, TX community since 2014, and she is proud to call this city home. She is the president of Essential Med Aesthetics. Dr. Cobbinah achieved her Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL with honors in Phi Theta Kappa, National Dean’s List, Provost Honor Roll, and Alpha Epsilon Delta. She continued on to earn a Masters of Public Health from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL in 2007. In 2011, Dr. Cobbinah graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, TX as a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.). She completed her family medicine residency program at the Bay Area Medical Center and earned her board certification in family medicine in 2014. Dr. Cobbinah then earned her board certification in obesity medicine in 2019. In addition, she serves as an associate clinical professor at UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Dr. Cobbinah's Approach to Medical Weight Loss

As a diplomate of obesity medicine, Dr. Cobbinah focuses on the four pillars of obesity medicine to treat her patients: nutrition, physical activity, behavior modification, and weight loss medication. She uses these four scientifically-based pillars to individualized treatment plans that focus on achieving sustainable, long-term weight loss. Dr. Cobbinah understands the individual needs of people struggling with weight loss and works in collaboration with her patients to create a comprehensive treatment approach specific to their needs.

For some, excess weight and obesity occur as early as toddlerhood. Dr. Cobbinah accepts patients as young as nine years old and uses a family-centered approach to combat childhood obesity.


Dr. Cobbinah has two children and enjoys painting, cooking, and interior decorating.


"Dr. Cobbinah was amazing when I was here. Shes very friendly and professional, the wait was short, staff was nice, nice office. I came here moving from out of state to transfer my medications and get a regular checkup. She had some great health tip suited for me and my own conditions. I highly recommend going to her and I will be returning myself next time I need to see a Doctor."



"Dr. Freda Cobbinah and the staff at Essential Med Clinic are amazing. Truely a breath of fresh air. They are patient and professional. At Essential MC you’re treated like family. I highly recommend it for your family medicine and medical weight loss needs!"



"The facility is posh and inviting. Welcomed by a delightful office manager. Check-in was quick and the medical tech that did my vitals was friendly too. Dr. Cobinnah is a beautiful soul. This was my first visit and she took the time to get to know not only my medical history, but also asked about me, my background and how I managed my life. I left my previous provider because she was cold and disinterested (she only allowed 10 minutes and hurried patients out). Veterans need providers to take our injuries seriously. Dr. Cobinnah made recommendations for plans to address the root of my ailments and made me feel I actually mattered. She also invited me to events the clinic hosts. I've found my Dr. here in San Antonio...Essential Med Clinic is a winner!"



"Short wait time, very nice staff, and Dr. Cobbinah is very thorough and kind. I feel valued and secured in her great care. She takes her time to work with your individual needs and goes beyond just writing a prescription. Wonderful doctor and team."



"I had to find a new Doctor due to change of insurance purposes. I did plenty research and stumbled upon Dr.Cobbinah I must say it has been a true blessing. The first time I came the staff was very kind and professional the wait time was short and I also noticed that everything was very clean. When I meet with Dr.Cobbinah she took her time to listen to my medical history and concerns and was very thorough which for me is highly important to find a Dr that takes they're time with you, is knowledgeable, and sympathetic. I truly recommend Dr.Cobbinah without any doubt!"



*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.