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Dr. Simona Scumpia is an endocrinologist treating patients in the Austin and greater Texas areas. She holds Board certification for the fields of internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. She is also a member of professional organizations including the American College of Endocrinology, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the American Thyroid Association.
In order to pursue her medical degree, Dr. Scumpia attended the Medical School of Bucharest in Romania. She continued her medical education through a rotating internship at the University of Toronto Doctors Hospital and a residency program at the University of Alberta Hospital. Dr. Scumpia has also completed fellowship programs in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Patients visiting Dr. Scumpia can receive a full range of care for issues with the endocrine system. In addition to her clinical roles, Dr. Scumpia has served as an investigator in more than 100 research studies, covering topics including osteoporosis, obesity, diabetes, and women’s health.
Verified Patient Reviews
Previously I had a good review of this office after my first new patient appointment. After missing one appointment for a vitamin d the provider came into my appointment today with a not so welcoming attitude. Mind you I am not on any prescription medication from this provider and was driving two hours to see her. Never again!
I found this practice on zoc doc and drove from San Antonio to see her. The front desk staff was quick, polite and paid great attention to detail. Dr. Simone was very welcoming and appreciative I had drove so far to see her. She thoroughly explained everything to me and I feel very reassured her treatment plan will work for me. Even the ultrasound technician was very sweet and attentive. The ultrasound technician had years of experience and made me completely comfortable during the exam. At checkout the lady was very nice and made sure I had the information for my labs and next appointment. Dr. Simone is the first endocrinologist I see and I plan to stay with her for years to come. I would whole heartedly recommend her to everyone!
I went to Dr. Scumpia regarding issues in losing weight. I thought it may be a hormonal issue or something with my thyroid. She was extremely rude to me regarding that issue. "For a person of your size, who carries that much weight, you surprisingly have a lot of muscle." A person of MY SIZE? I was about 175 at the time of my visit. That's hardly "obese"...She also suggested I go on an all liquid diet because "Nothing else will work for someone OF MY SIZE." -- Guess what lady? I've lost 15 lbs since my visit 2 months ago by counting macro nutrients and working out consistently. If you've ever struggled with your weight - there's nothing worse than hearing things like that. It's demotivating and rude. I won't ever come back to this office.
She was very helpful and understanding to my needs she explained test and results
Dr. Scumpia is VERY thorough. The staff started tests on me before I even met her and once I did, she was not dismissive of my concerns. She is a bit brisk but she is honest and to the point. I would definitely recommend her.
I read the other reviews of this doctors office but still went anyway. The office staff is a little short with you and not friendly. They won't laugh if you make a joke because you are nervous. They won't pick up on the fact you are nervous and work to ease you. They won't say goodbye on the phone if you need to call them. They just hang up the phone when they have heard all they need to hear. The Doctor herself was pretty short with me too. I asked her "how are you?" When she came into my exam room and she did not respond. It was painfully awkward. At my follow up appointment, her diagnosis of my issue was really "idk" go see the dietician, after spending 2 minutes looking at my blood test results. This was after I paid a second copay for my follow up visit bc I was seeing the doctor again - which is true. I saw her for like 5 minutes when she told me I was fine, just not eating healthy. This was determined because she asked me to keep a very specific food journal for the week, like down to the ounces. She only looked at the first two days and decided this. She didn't even look past that (which happened to be my better eating days go figure) so I felt like all my time was wasted writing all that. The lab is at a different location so you must drive there to get your blood drawn. That wasn't a big deal to me, and the nurses are so nice there! The biggest thing I can compare it to is if I went to a doctors office run by robots. There was nothing personal or friendly about my visit here. It made me feel uncomfortable so I won't be returning.
She is an awesome Dr who knows her job. She talked to me with respect.
Dr.Scumpia was very helpfully and knowledgeable.
Staff was pretty good. They were not use to ZocDoc forms so asked me repeated information that was already on the Check-In docs via ZocDoc. Overall, good experience as they performed a lot more tests in-house than Endo in Houston, TX which indicated to me they were somewhat more thorough ... Dr Scumpia was very direct and to-the-point which can be negative for some but it was great for me as those are some of my characteristics as well. Only negative for me is she doesn't book any appointments after 1PM.
She was very helpful and to the point. However, did not explain much about the procedures.
PRO: The doctor didn't dismiss my symptoms as other have and ran a very thorough panel of tests. They have staff onsite to do lab work, and I can't say enough positive things about the woman who did my blood work. She was so careful and accommodating and the whole thing was painless! CON: It would be helpful for this office to update their address to note they are in building 3. Likewise I didn't receive any confirmation of my appointment and the office doesn't answer the phone until 8am, but the first appointment is at 7.
she was attentive
Just like they all said.
Just another MD trained by "The Machine" not to think for herself or try to solve a patient's lifelong health issues confirmed Scumpia's own labwork. Another pitiful relflection on our American "health care system" and it's complete eneptness. All all about the bottom line - making more money as fast as possible without regard to another person, patient or not. Sickening!
Thorough and to the point. If you want a Doctor who knows her stuff and gets the job done then this is the Doctor for you. Don't expect a hand-holder. I read a lot of views, and I was afraid she would be dismissive, but that is not the case at all. She is a professional. Glad to have her on my team of Doctors!
Horrible experience. Dr Scumpia saw me for a max of 2 minutes, was not receptive to questions, and then charged me an outrageous amount. I then called repeatedly to get my test results and can not get through. No responses to voicemails and nobody picks up the phone after repeated calls. Then I receive a letter saying that they have been trying to contact me (I havent received a single call from them) and that my tests showed that I need to make an appointment for follow up care for my medical condition. BUT I DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT MY MEDICAL CONDITION IS BECAUSE THEY ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO REACH. Sad to see such a poor quality of service when there are people in need of medical care.
Unfortunately she has a lousy bedside manner, lacks common courtesy and doesn't really listen to determine any additional information so she may miss important data. I spoke up so hopefully all pertinent info was shared. She seems smart, capable and I have confidence she knows what she's doing with my issue right now. When my current issue is resolved I will definitely look for another MD who will listen to my concerns, explain more and not brush me off as though I am a gnat.
I thought Dr. Scumpia was a bit insensitive and abrupt for an appointment that is already tough enough to attend. Although the staff and Dr. seemed very thorough and like the care will be very good, I spent almost 3 hrs at the office for my first visit just to be told by Dr. Scumpia that it wasn't even a real appointment. Have to go back at the end of the week- hoping it doesn't take even longer for a "real" appointment...
Scumpia has terrible bedside manner and overall attitude, tone and lack of communication skills renders her incapable of developing a good relationship with her patients and providing excellent care.
Dr. Scumpia was amazing. I'm a long-time Type 1 diabetic, but a first time patient of hers (just relocated) and she took her time getting to know my case and doing every test in the book. Normally I wouldn't be OK with doctors doing tests that weren't exactly mandatory, but in this case it was comforting knowing my new endocrinologist wanted to cover all of the bases and beyond.
Very impressed. Will enjoy being her patient.
Do not bother with the online ZocDoc forms. Office staff will require you to re-complete them at the office. Dr. Scumpia and medical staff are very professional.
I had read warnings of the overuse of tests and the impersonal office staff on other sites, but Scumpia's professional accomplishments caused me to visit her anyway. Far too many tests to figure out that the problems I was having were unrelated to my thyroid and caused by vitamin deficiency. I came into the office with that info already available from my primary physician. Poor bedside manner, difficult to understand. I had to interrupt her to get an explanation for the diagnosis. Now when I encounter fellow local thyroid sufferers, I ask them if they've ever been to her, and I get similar stories every time.
Everything went pretty well for the most part. The staff was pretty nice and helpful. She felt kind of distant , but she was very thorough. What I did like was that they did their own labs there, and I did not have to go elsewhere to do them. In all, I need to wait for further appointments to see how she is. The only bad thing was that even though they received the ZocDoc paperwork (and I asked them), they insisted on me filling essentially the same paperwork again, which felt unnecessary.
very helpful in taking care of my problems
So, here's the deal. My sister, is a privately practicing doctor, my mother is a nurse practitioner. I grew up volunteering in hospitals and working summers closely with doctors....because I'm a huge nerd and that's what I wanted to do. Bedside manner matters. Consideration...matters. Not assuming things about your patients, and actually assessing ---- is preferred to making false assumptions about them. I was SUPER disappointed in this doctor's bedside manner. I'm coming to you, bc I am almost certain that I have hypothyroidism. So, guess what? Even though I exercise daily, am predominantly vegan...I have VERY low levels of energy, and gain weight easily and lose weight at staggeringly low levels. SO...yeah, that means that I'm NOT tiny. But NO...that doesn't mean that you get to assume that I have unhealthy cholesterol levels (which I don't)...blood pressure issues (which I don't)...and I can't even remember what else. I found this doctor to be impersonable, rude, and someone who I NEVER wanted to encounter again. And in my 30 years of existing in this world, i have NEVER chosen to not get test results because it meant having to see a doctor I didn't care for again. I never got my test results, even though they called to let me know that they came back abnormal---because it required me to sit in a room with this doctor again, and I refused to put myself through that. Listen, I'm sure she's brilliant and good at what she does. But bedside manner matters to me, and I did NOT leave with a favorable impression of this doctor. So, if it were me...I'd pass and see another specialist, which---is what I'm doing.
Just what I hoped for! A knowledgable professional with informed and understandable advice! Wish I'd seen the ad in the magazine sooner.
Dr Scumpia very professional and direct. She answered my questions and was very easy to understand. I think she will be able to help get me back on track!
Dr Scumpia was direct and to the point. She was honest and yet caring. She listened to my concerns and made notes to address them one by one once we received all testing back. I feel confident Dr Scumpia will assist me to feel better!