What is Medical Weight Loss?
Are you looking for a medical provider you can trust and ask for guidance to lose weight? Dr. Freda Cobbinah is double board-certified in family and obesity medicine, and she provides weight loss management at Essential Med Aesthetics. Dr. Cobbinah offers patients with weight-related illnesses and health issues a personalized plan and holistic environment to get the medical care they need to lose weight. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, and she focuses her treatment methods on the four pillars of obesity medicine: nutrition, physical activity, behavior modification, and medication.
Dr. Cobbinah understands the individual needs of people struggling with weight loss. She collaborates with her patients to create a comprehensive treatment approach specific to their needs. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cobbinah or have been referred to her practice, please call us today. She is accepting new patients at this time.
Medical Weight Loss Reviews
"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!"- D.T. / Google / Mar 09, 2019
"Dr. Cobbinah and her staff are amazing! Great family doctor. I highly recommend her for your medical and weight loss needs!"- G.J. / Google / Mar 09, 2019
Do I qualify for your weight loss program?
Dr. Cobbinah is a compassionate physician who likes to help individuals and families lose weight. She customizes her weight loss plan based on:
- A physical exam
- A close look at your previous medical, dieting, and weight histories
- A review of your current medications and medical conditions
- A discussion about your level of activity and the foods you eat regularly
- A blood panel to check current hormone levels, the severity of your insulin resistance, and more
- A discussion about presenting symptoms that are making it difficult to lose weight
- A list of interventions that have not worked for you in the past
With this information, Dr. Cobbinah can design a treatment plan to help you lose weight and keep it off long term. She will walk this journey with you until she feels that you're ready to go on your own. Keep in mind that you are not alone through this new endeavor to a healthy, new lifestyle that you can sustain on your own in the future.
About Childhood Obesity
Dr. Cobbinah accepts patients as young as nine years old. She provides the same level of service to children as she would an adult. However, she uses a family-centered approach to intervening with weight loss for overweight children. It is important to show the child that everyone in their family is on board and willing to live a healthy lifestyle. She will collect information and make recommendations as to what type of weight-loss interventions may be appropriate for the child and his or her family.
What is invovled with the treatment?
Once you have been through the consultation phase at Essential Med Aesthetics, Dr. Cobbinah will create a personalized treatment plan based on:
- Improving nutrition
- Increasing physical activity
- Learning and practicing behavior modifications
- Taking prescribed weight loss medications and supplements, if applicable
Dr. Cobbinah uses the four scientifically-based pillars (nutrition, physical activity, behavior modifications, and medication) to create individualized treatment plans that focus on achieving sustainable weight loss.
What You Can Expect
Dr. Cobbinah knows that every weight-loss patient will need their own plan of action. We're all naturally different people, and she'll take that into consideration. However, she will keep you accountable with compassion. When one intervention does not work well for you, Dr. Cobbinah will make adjustments to your treatment as needed. The goal of her weight loss program is for you to lose weight in a healthy way and keep it off with the new behaviors you have picked up along the way. This program is not about just dropping weight. She will help teach you how to nourish your body correctly, why you should get plenty of exercise, and how to manage the medical aspect of your health — all to give you the best chance at losing the weight and keeping it off.
We are in this weight loss journey together
Our medical weight-loss program at Essential Med Aesthetics will help you lose weight with multiple interventions to assist you in achieving your weight-loss goals. Dr. Cobbinah also knows that, for many of her weight-loss patients, this is not just about aesthetics or appearance. Weight loss can improve your quality of life and your health. We welcome and encourage you to consider having a consultation with Dr. Cobbinah in San Antonio, TX if your would like her assistance in losing weight for your health.