Austin Thyroid & Endocrinology

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  • 2200 Park Bend Dr Ste 3-300

    Austin, TX 78758

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  • 512-467-2727

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This is the worst doctor I have ever seen. If I had seen the reviews before going to Dr. Scumpia, I would never have become a patient of hers. All of these comments here confirm what I have experienced. \r
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This is the worst doctor I have ever seen. If I had seen the reviews before going to Dr. Scumpia, I would never have become a patient of hers. All of these comments here confirm what I have experienced. \r
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Worst doctor I've EVER seen--I'm thankful I've mainly seen her PA's over the years. Scumpia scares me with her condescending attitude and snarky personality, not to mention her telling me that if my thyroid nodule grows after a fine

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Worst doctor I've EVER seen--I'm thankful I've mainly seen her PA's over the years. Scumpia scares me with her condescending attitude and snarky personality, not to mention her telling me that if my thyroid nodule grows after a fine

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I wish I had seen these reviews a month ago. My experience with Austin Thyroid and Endocrinology was similar to many of the negative comments on Citysearch. My insurance doesn't cover Dr. Scumpia's services, so I paid $300 "out of pocket"

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I wish I had seen these reviews a month ago. My experience with Austin Thyroid and Endocrinology was similar to many of the negative comments on Citysearch. My insurance doesn't cover Dr. Scumpia's services, so I paid $300 "out of pocket"

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You know, this kind of assembly line thing for robots would be just fine. Humans are usually regarded as a little more complicated. But not Simone. (You dont mind if I call you Simone do you? You do? Too bad. )

I've got lots of friends

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You know, this kind of assembly line thing for robots would be just fine. Humans are usually regarded as a little more complicated. But not Simone. (You dont mind if I call you Simone do you? You do? Too bad. )

I've got lots of friends

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I'm been seeing endocrinologists for years, and Dr. Scumpia reminds me of the first doctors that I saw who ignored their patients (and neglected to treat them). She has put me in a medically worse-off position in that she insisted on

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I'm been seeing endocrinologists for years, and Dr. Scumpia reminds me of the first doctors that I saw who ignored their patients (and neglected to treat them). She has put me in a medically worse-off position in that she insisted on

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I went to Dr. Scumpia for a total of three months in that time she ran lots of test a blood test everytime i went in, two sonagrams (I had good insurance). she gave me too much medicane so that I was a walking zombie. Finally she said there was only one solution to get rid of the Thyroid and take meds the rest of my life--I ran and found a new doctor Dr. Shaw in Round Rock she has listened to my concerns started me out on low dosage sees me very two to three months so far the only test are blood test and my thyroid is doing just fine.

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I went to Dr. Scumpia for a total of three months in that time she ran lots of test a blood test everytime i went in, two sonagrams (I had good insurance). she gave me too much medicane so that I was a walking zombie. Finally she said there was only one solution to get rid of the Thyroid and take meds the rest of my life--I ran and found a new doctor Dr. Shaw in Round Rock she has listened to my concerns started me out on low dosage sees me very two to three months so far the only test are blood test and my thyroid is doing just fine.

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I too stupidly went to this doctor without checking her out. I have the same complaints: never see the doctor, a different PA every time, no test results are furnished. I went to her initially for thyroid nodules on the advice of my ENT. I went to her again for rapid weight gain. (16 lbs in 9 weeks) She told me to go to a weight loss clinic and refused to do any blood tests etc. I was appalled, as I never had had a weight problem before. I later found out from my neurologist, that the weight gain was from Lyrica that I had been taking for fibromyalgia. I later told them I was leaving the area and wanted my records. The office person said it would cost $25 and take 6 weeks. I just went to my new endocrinologist and they got the records for me at no cost. I later received a certified letter on a Saturday from Dr. Scumpia stating her displeasure that I had changed doctors and to never call her office again for any treatment or medication. What a joke. I never received any treatment from her in my opinion, and she never wrote me one prescription. Also I want to point out that she advertises in every Austin area newspaper with her photo and even in our church bulletin.

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I too stupidly went to this doctor without checking her out. I have the same complaints: never see the doctor, a different PA every time, no test results are furnished. I went to her initially for thyroid nodules on the advice of my ENT. I went to her again for rapid weight gain. (16 lbs in 9 weeks) She told me to go to a weight loss clinic and refused to do any blood tests etc. I was appalled, as I never had had a weight problem before. I later found out from my neurologist, that the weight gain was from Lyrica that I had been taking for fibromyalgia. I later told them I was leaving the area and wanted my records. The office person said it would cost $25 and take 6 weeks. I just went to my new endocrinologist and they got the records for me at no cost. I later received a certified letter on a Saturday from Dr. Scumpia stating her displeasure that I had changed doctors and to never call her office again for any treatment or medication. What a joke. I never received any treatment from her in my opinion, and she never wrote me one prescription. Also I want to point out that she advertises in every Austin area newspaper with her photo and even in our church bulletin.

Pros: Easy parking

Cons: Long waits, never see dr., no one listens

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When I was pregnant (a little over a year ago) I had my thyroid levels come back slightly "off" during a routine screening at my OB. My OB sent me to Dr. Scumpia for further testing. The woman at the lobby desk was not very friendly- so I was not impressed from the beginning. Then the nurse took me back to a room- and did the preliminary questions and all, and she was friendly enough. I then waited for about 25 minutes in the room, I told myself it was worth it, because I was seeing a thyroid SPECIALIST, who would hopefully give me some answers. Wrong. Dr. Scumpia finally comes in- is NOT friendly at all, and already seems like she wants me out of her hair. She asks me a couple questions that the nurse had already asked- and then completely dismissed EVERY concern I had! She told me that thyroid levels often change slightly, due to the hormones produced during pregnancy- and that it was nothing to worry about. She wasn't even going to do lab work...until I told her I really would like to get another lab done, because I have a family history of thyroid issues- and have had problems with suspected hypoglycemia all my life. Then she hesitantly agreed to run a test, but made sure to tell me again that she "wasn't worried at all about the results." So, that was it- and she sent me to the lab. The woman in the lab was equally cold and after making no conversation with me, I checked out and left.

The other thing that was really unprofessional, was that I never even received my lab RESULTS! I had totally forgotten about it, but I don't think it should be my job to call them and ask for my results.
After my child was born, I was never able to breastfeed adequately, and after doing extensive research on my own- I have found that thyroid problems can cause inadequate milk supply....ugh. Yeah, "nothing to be concerned about"....needless to say, I am now in the process of finding a GOOD endocrinologist.

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When I was pregnant (a little over a year ago) I had my thyroid levels come back slightly "off" during a routine screening at my OB. My OB sent me to Dr. Scumpia for further testing. The woman at the lobby desk was not very friendly- so I was not impressed from the beginning. Then the nurse took me back to a room- and did the preliminary questions and all, and she was friendly enough. I then waited for about 25 minutes in the room, I told myself it was worth it, because I was seeing a thyroid SPECIALIST, who would hopefully give me some answers. Wrong. Dr. Scumpia finally comes in- is NOT friendly at all, and already seems like she wants me out of her hair. She asks me a couple questions that the nurse had already asked- and then completely dismissed EVERY concern I had! She told me that thyroid levels often change slightly, due to the hormones produced during pregnancy- and that it was nothing to worry about. She wasn't even going to do lab work...until I told her I really would like to get another lab done, because I have a family history of thyroid issues- and have had problems with suspected hypoglycemia all my life. Then she hesitantly agreed to run a test, but made sure to tell me again that she "wasn't worried at all about the results." So, that was it- and she sent me to the lab. The woman in the lab was equally cold and after making no conversation with me, I checked out and left.

The other thing that was really unprofessional, was that I never even received my lab RESULTS! I had totally forgotten about it, but I don't think it should be my job to call them and ask for my results.
After my child was born, I was never able to breastfeed adequately, and after doing extensive research on my own- I have found that thyroid problems can cause inadequate milk supply....ugh. Yeah, "nothing to be concerned about"....needless to say, I am now in the process of finding a GOOD endocrinologist.

Pros: The nurse was friendly enough

Cons: Dr. Scumpia

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Family has beeen going to office for three years. Our primary care doctor warned us against this office but we did not listen. Have only seen the doctor twice, but we were fine with this because the PAs were thorough. However, in the last year several things have caused us to change doctors: (1) charges for emergency medical exam (this was for a reg office visit and only saw the PA - however ins was charged $415 for emerg visit??) (2) pressure by staff for scheduling an ultracound that primary care physician and ourselves felt was unnecessary - felt it was just another method to bill ins co; (3) they will not give you normal lab results that have been paid for by co-pay and ins company. Wanted info for my primary care doctor appt and for my records; however, could only get results if I made another appt. ($$) Supposedly, if you do not hear from them, we're suppose to assume that everything is OK. The last time I followed this premise in a different office, I found out 6 months later at my followup that I had cancer. We finally decided that we had enough....

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Family has beeen going to office for three years. Our primary care doctor warned us against this office but we did not listen. Have only seen the doctor twice, but we were fine with this because the PAs were thorough. However, in the last year several things have caused us to change doctors: (1) charges for emergency medical exam (this was for a reg office visit and only saw the PA - however ins was charged $415 for emerg visit??) (2) pressure by staff for scheduling an ultracound that primary care physician and ourselves felt was unnecessary - felt it was just another method to bill ins co; (3) they will not give you normal lab results that have been paid for by co-pay and ins company. Wanted info for my primary care doctor appt and for my records; however, could only get results if I made another appt. ($$) Supposedly, if you do not hear from them, we're suppose to assume that everything is OK. The last time I followed this premise in a different office, I found out 6 months later at my followup that I had cancer. We finally decided that we had enough....

Pros: Initially doctor was very knowledgeable

Cons: rude office staff; rarely see doctor

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If I could give this place negative stars I would, I have been coming here for about 4 yrs now and I've probably seen Dr. Scumpia for about 5 min at the most! During the most recent 60 sec encounter I had just had my baby and was supposed to meet with a nutritionist during the visit. Instead in rushes Scumpia who babbled on about no longer having a nutritionist, that I should go on the South Beach Diet and the -poof- she was gone again before I could even say a word! Now I'm out of Synthroid and they denied my prescription refill request. No doubt because they haven't gotten any $$$ from me in the past 6 mons. The drive is too long and the service is poor so I won't be going back....ever. My advice to those needing an Endocrinologist is to keep looking!

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If I could give this place negative stars I would, I have been coming here for about 4 yrs now and I've probably seen Dr. Scumpia for about 5 min at the most! During the most recent 60 sec encounter I had just had my baby and was supposed to meet with a nutritionist during the visit. Instead in rushes Scumpia who babbled on about no longer having a nutritionist, that I should go on the South Beach Diet and the -poof- she was gone again before I could even say a word! Now I'm out of Synthroid and they denied my prescription refill request. No doubt because they haven't gotten any $$$ from me in the past 6 mons. The drive is too long and the service is poor so I won't be going back....ever. My advice to those needing an Endocrinologist is to keep looking!

Pros: nothing comes to mind

Cons: lack of physician oversight, customer service

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In three yrs only seen Dr 2 times she was cold and very rude thinks she Gods gift to the world more like a dog
Her PA is more like a Dr they never address my diabetes always wants to do a scan or test so she can charge the insurance company a bigf bill. Only fills one prescription at a time so you have to see her every month. Not impressed with thu Dr from hell you will feel like you are in a german prison camp and she is your Hitler!
Run like hell away from her office go to a Dr that cares for your needs she will screw you up!!!!!

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In three yrs only seen Dr 2 times she was cold and very rude thinks she Gods gift to the world more like a dog
Her PA is more like a Dr they never address my diabetes always wants to do a scan or test so she can charge the insurance company a bigf bill. Only fills one prescription at a time so you have to see her every month. Not impressed with thu Dr from hell you will feel like you are in a german prison camp and she is your Hitler!
Run like hell away from her office go to a Dr that cares for your needs she will screw you up!!!!!

Pros: bad doctor

Cons: none

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I got a little annoyed when I called to make my appointment that I had to hold for so long before the receptionist even answered. When she did answer, it was, "Please hold." Again! Of course, I optimistically deduced the office must be really busy and maybe from high demand. Now, I have stumbled on here and am not looking forward to yet another frightening experience with a doctor. I'm particularly nervous with this specialty as I know very little.

So, for those of you who have written your reviews... what other doctors have you seen in the area? And, do you recommend ANY Endocrinologists?

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I got a little annoyed when I called to make my appointment that I had to hold for so long before the receptionist even answered. When she did answer, it was, "Please hold." Again! Of course, I optimistically deduced the office must be really busy and maybe from high demand. Now, I have stumbled on here and am not looking forward to yet another frightening experience with a doctor. I'm particularly nervous with this specialty as I know very little.

So, for those of you who have written your reviews... what other doctors have you seen in the area? And, do you recommend ANY Endocrinologists?

Pros: She's a specialist, not an ENT.

Cons: Close to my home

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I have been going to this office for years for my thyroid,I would not recommend this Dr. to anyone! You never get to see the Dr. in the first place.I have been complainning that I dont feel good.STILL DONT FEEL GOOD!Thay keep telling me everything is ok! I will not be going back

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I have been going to this office for years for my thyroid,I would not recommend this Dr. to anyone! You never get to see the Dr. in the first place.I have been complainning that I dont feel good.STILL DONT FEEL GOOD!Thay keep telling me everything is ok! I will not be going back

Pros: Nice office!

Cons: never see the Dr.thay don listen to how you feel!!!

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I have been going to this place for about 4 years. In that time, the service has gone from good to horrible. Yesterday I was charged 118$ copay at the desk and I have insurance. I then had a PA who refused (this is the second time this has happened) to humor my interest in switching to Armour Thyroid. She ordered a series of labs, but didn't order a T3 test, despite my telling her that I have never been relieved of my hypothyroid symptoms in the 12 years I've been taking synthroid. I was told "Scumpia will not prescribe armour to patients" I haven't seen Scumpia in about a year, and the wait is ridiculous. Anybody who knows of a good dr that will prescribe Armour in Austin, please email me. I am completely done with Austin Thyroid and Endocrinology.

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I have been going to this place for about 4 years. In that time, the service has gone from good to horrible. Yesterday I was charged 118$ copay at the desk and I have insurance. I then had a PA who refused (this is the second time this has happened) to humor my interest in switching to Armour Thyroid. She ordered a series of labs, but didn't order a T3 test, despite my telling her that I have never been relieved of my hypothyroid symptoms in the 12 years I've been taking synthroid. I was told "Scumpia will not prescribe armour to patients" I haven't seen Scumpia in about a year, and the wait is ridiculous. Anybody who knows of a good dr that will prescribe Armour in Austin, please email me. I am completely done with Austin Thyroid and Endocrinology.

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My primary doctor referred me to Blevins, but they couldn't fit me in for 6 weeks so I settled on Dr. Scumpia. I was very impressed with the facility and waiting room and the fact that they had an ultrasonographer and lab on site. Dr. Scumpia took one look at my ultrasound results and said that she was fairly certain I had thyroid cancer. It was a pretty cold diagnosis, but I am not overly sensitive person so it didnt bother me too much. She did not want to corroborate the ultrasound results with a needle biopsy instead she pushed for me to have my thyroid out as soon as possible. I got my thyroid removed two weeks later. I ended up having two surgeries with the surgeon she recommended, before I got smart and went to MD Anderson. The final straw that sent me to MD Anderson was related to her staff. They did not communicate effectively with each other and failed to communicate to me that Dr. Scumpia cancelled a procedure that required me to go on a low-iodine diet. I was on a low iodine diet which is a super restrictive diet that is a huge pain in the butt for two weeks. When I showed up for the procedure, it had been cancelled and they were not apologetic.
I highly suggest that you go to MD Anderson if you have thyroid cancer. Its a world of difference.

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My primary doctor referred me to Blevins, but they couldn't fit me in for 6 weeks so I settled on Dr. Scumpia. I was very impressed with the facility and waiting room and the fact that they had an ultrasonographer and lab on site. Dr. Scumpia took one look at my ultrasound results and said that she was fairly certain I had thyroid cancer. It was a pretty cold diagnosis, but I am not overly sensitive person so it didnt bother me too much. She did not want to corroborate the ultrasound results with a needle biopsy instead she pushed for me to have my thyroid out as soon as possible. I got my thyroid removed two weeks later. I ended up having two surgeries with the surgeon she recommended, before I got smart and went to MD Anderson. The final straw that sent me to MD Anderson was related to her staff. They did not communicate effectively with each other and failed to communicate to me that Dr. Scumpia cancelled a procedure that required me to go on a low-iodine diet. I was on a low iodine diet which is a super restrictive diet that is a huge pain in the butt for two weeks. When I showed up for the procedure, it had been cancelled and they were not apologetic.
I highly suggest that you go to MD Anderson if you have thyroid cancer. Its a world of difference.

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I had a total thyroidectomy on Dr. Scumpia's recommendation. I was told I had cancer and the only remedy was the surgery. Well after the surgery(which was done by the most wonderful doctor, Dr Jeff Zapalac ) Dr. Scumpia said basically oops we made a mistake, you did not have cancer. No type of apology, no empathy, just matter of factly.
So for the rest of my life I have to take thyroid medicine and deal with all of the side issues of not having a thyroid. I did return 2 times to her office after the final diagnosis. The first time back they had lost my lab results, the second time she was too busy chewing out her receptionist ( in front of everbody) to have time for me. She did agree to me taking Armour thyroid which has made my life a lot better. I will not return to her again.

My advice is get a second opinion before you do anything as drastic as I had done.

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I had a total thyroidectomy on Dr. Scumpia's recommendation. I was told I had cancer and the only remedy was the surgery. Well after the surgery(which was done by the most wonderful doctor, Dr Jeff Zapalac ) Dr. Scumpia said basically oops we made a mistake, you did not have cancer. No type of apology, no empathy, just matter of factly.
So for the rest of my life I have to take thyroid medicine and deal with all of the side issues of not having a thyroid. I did return 2 times to her office after the final diagnosis. The first time back they had lost my lab results, the second time she was too busy chewing out her receptionist ( in front of everbody) to have time for me. She did agree to me taking Armour thyroid which has made my life a lot better. I will not return to her again.

My advice is get a second opinion before you do anything as drastic as I had done.

Pros: Nice waiting room.

Cons: Not into her patients and their needs.

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I've been to Dr Scumpia's office a few times now and have not experienced any of the kinds of things described in these reviews. Nor have I witnessed any hint of such things in the office. I have met with the Dr herself each time and have been pleased with the interactions.

Now, she's not a saccharine-sweet Southern lady, and she doesn't make small talk or pretend to be your friend. Dr Scumpia is Eastern European, as some reviewers have pointed out, so there are some cultural differences, and this may be difficult for people who believe their way of behaving is the only correct way of behaving. She is reasonably pleasant (we even talked about her unique childhood) and quite professional. Dr Scumpia has answered every question I have asked to my satisfaction. I have not felt rushed at all, and she has even re-answered my questions so that I can take good notes on her answers. (But then again, I'm first-born, and so I believe the world exists for me ;-) And she is proud of her record of fighting insurance companies to get them to pay for patients' care.

Part of getting the care you need is expecting it. If you expect to be mistreated by specialist doctors, then mistreatment is probably what you'll get. You may also face some resistance if you bring in lots of myth-based material from the web and insist that you know more than the doctor. Specialists start with the facts and the lab results and current scientific knowledge. If you expect to be treated well, and also behave with respect and courtesy and dignity, then more times than not you'll be treated well, with respect and courtesy and dignity.

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I've been to Dr Scumpia's office a few times now and have not experienced any of the kinds of things described in these reviews. Nor have I witnessed any hint of such things in the office. I have met with the Dr herself each time and have been pleased with the interactions.

Now, she's not a saccharine-sweet Southern lady, and she doesn't make small talk or pretend to be your friend. Dr Scumpia is Eastern European, as some reviewers have pointed out, so there are some cultural differences, and this may be difficult for people who believe their way of behaving is the only correct way of behaving. She is reasonably pleasant (we even talked about her unique childhood) and quite professional. Dr Scumpia has answered every question I have asked to my satisfaction. I have not felt rushed at all, and she has even re-answered my questions so that I can take good notes on her answers. (But then again, I'm first-born, and so I believe the world exists for me ;-) And she is proud of her record of fighting insurance companies to get them to pay for patients' care.

Part of getting the care you need is expecting it. If you expect to be mistreated by specialist doctors, then mistreatment is probably what you'll get. You may also face some resistance if you bring in lots of myth-based material from the web and insist that you know more than the doctor. Specialists start with the facts and the lab results and current scientific knowledge. If you expect to be treated well, and also behave with respect and courtesy and dignity, then more times than not you'll be treated well, with respect and courtesy and dignity.

Pros: In-house lab & diagnotic services

Cons: Office is very far north

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I think this woman needs to go back to Eastern Europe of she thinks her patients are OH SO LUCKY that she deigns to spend any time with them.

I have never been to a worse health care facility in all my life. They completely ignored my symptoms and refused to listen to what I was saying. As a result, I spent several miserable months without the proper treatment until I finally switched to the Austin Diagnostic Clinic. On top of the terrible care Scumpia gives, she practically refuses to send any of your records over without a note from God!

DO NOT SEE THIS PHYSICIAN!!! This office is the perfect example of what we have in store if we ever get National Health Care in this country - health care service akin to the Department of Motor Vehicles!!!

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I think this woman needs to go back to Eastern Europe of she thinks her patients are OH SO LUCKY that she deigns to spend any time with them.

I have never been to a worse health care facility in all my life. They completely ignored my symptoms and refused to listen to what I was saying. As a result, I spent several miserable months without the proper treatment until I finally switched to the Austin Diagnostic Clinic. On top of the terrible care Scumpia gives, she practically refuses to send any of your records over without a note from God!

DO NOT SEE THIS PHYSICIAN!!! This office is the perfect example of what we have in store if we ever get National Health Care in this country - health care service akin to the Department of Motor Vehicles!!!

Pros: It doesn't take long to realize this place is terrible.

Cons: Too many to list.

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I agree with everyone. I have 30 years medical experience and I have never had such poor care.

I had my thyroid removed in August and as of March the following year I never saw her.

In December I saw my Pain Management doctor and he was so concerned about me he upped my thyroid medication.

When I went back to Scampias offfice and saw a revolving PA, she was so upset nother doctor did this and she saw my TSH and dropped my medication.

Well, they made an appointment for three months out, and unfortunetly I went into a thyroid crisis because of their care. I am still having problems from this.

They ony go by theTSH test and I had the nurse read me my chart and I always had symptoms listed that I was still hypothyroid.

I am a Nurse and I had one of the young PAs try to draw me a picture of the thyroid and how it functions when I asked a specific question about maybe my parathyroids or pituatary had a problem.

My doctors nurse had the same experience and she Never saw Dr. Scampia either.

My new doctor's nurse used to work there and left because she couldn't handle the push to make money and the patient was not the main focus.

My surgeon, internest, and nuerosurgeon all told me she has this reputation.

Don't go here . Everyone sitting in the waiting room I talked to have had the same expereince. The clinic is new with marble everywhere but no magazines. The joke is she owns the building and is trying to crank out enough patient visits to pay for it.

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I agree with everyone. I have 30 years medical experience and I have never had such poor care.

I had my thyroid removed in August and as of March the following year I never saw her.

In December I saw my Pain Management doctor and he was so concerned about me he upped my thyroid medication.

When I went back to Scampias offfice and saw a revolving PA, she was so upset nother doctor did this and she saw my TSH and dropped my medication.

Well, they made an appointment for three months out, and unfortunetly I went into a thyroid crisis because of their care. I am still having problems from this.

They ony go by theTSH test and I had the nurse read me my chart and I always had symptoms listed that I was still hypothyroid.

I am a Nurse and I had one of the young PAs try to draw me a picture of the thyroid and how it functions when I asked a specific question about maybe my parathyroids or pituatary had a problem.

My doctors nurse had the same experience and she Never saw Dr. Scampia either.

My new doctor's nurse used to work there and left because she couldn't handle the push to make money and the patient was not the main focus.

My surgeon, internest, and nuerosurgeon all told me she has this reputation.

Don't go here . Everyone sitting in the waiting room I talked to have had the same expereince. The clinic is new with marble everywhere but no magazines. The joke is she owns the building and is trying to crank out enough patient visits to pay for it.

Pros: Takes my insurance

Cons: Never saw the doctor, poor care

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I wish I had read these reviews instead of her nice ad in the womens magazine. This practice is way overbooked. I always had to leave a message and rarely talked directly on the phone to anyone; just too much phone tag. I have to agree I never saw Dr. Sumpia and would not know her if I did; I don't think she was ever there. My appointments were with Dr. Dubois- the Diabetes specialist. She had me on medication that I swear she had personal stock in and was very reluctant to take me off of it even though it was not lowering my A1C number. I always had to wait at least an hour before seeing the doctor.
Once I spent 3 hours in the office because Dr Scumpia was out and Dr. Dubois was the only one there. Another time I had to wait ~ 2 hours before I saw the doctor but I really did not mind because I did not get enough sleep the night before and used the time to take a long nap.
I did like the fact that you can get your tests done right in the facility since they have a Quest lab onsight; but, I think I could have received better service from my GP. I have to admit that overall Dr. Dubois was nice and truly seemed concerned; I think she just got the short end of the stick as a partner to Dr Scumpia. Dr Dubois is leaving the practice and will be leaving the area. There is no way I will stay with Dr. Scumpia; now all I have to do is pay to get my medical files from them.

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I wish I had read these reviews instead of her nice ad in the womens magazine. This practice is way overbooked. I always had to leave a message and rarely talked directly on the phone to anyone; just too much phone tag. I have to agree I never saw Dr. Sumpia and would not know her if I did; I don't think she was ever there. My appointments were with Dr. Dubois- the Diabetes specialist. She had me on medication that I swear she had personal stock in and was very reluctant to take me off of it even though it was not lowering my A1C number. I always had to wait at least an hour before seeing the doctor.
Once I spent 3 hours in the office because Dr Scumpia was out and Dr. Dubois was the only one there. Another time I had to wait ~ 2 hours before I saw the doctor but I really did not mind because I did not get enough sleep the night before and used the time to take a long nap.
I did like the fact that you can get your tests done right in the facility since they have a Quest lab onsight; but, I think I could have received better service from my GP. I have to admit that overall Dr. Dubois was nice and truly seemed concerned; I think she just got the short end of the stick as a partner to Dr Scumpia. Dr Dubois is leaving the practice and will be leaving the area. There is no way I will stay with Dr. Scumpia; now all I have to do is pay to get my medical files from them.

Pros: Lab onsight

Cons: too many patients; pratice too large

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Both the doctors at this location are great but you rarely see them. It's PA central at this office and no help at all because of it. They never seem to study a chart before you come in. I left this place for Dr Blevins. HE IS THE BEST and you see him at your appointments and he does have a good bedside manner!

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★☆☆☆☆

Both the doctors at this location are great but you rarely see them. It's PA central at this office and no help at all because of it. They never seem to study a chart before you come in. I left this place for Dr Blevins. HE IS THE BEST and you see him at your appointments and he does have a good bedside manner!

Pros: if you ever get to see Dr Dubois and Scumpia that would be a huge pro but this is rare so no pros I guess

Cons: long waits, system always down, never see Dr Dubois or Scumpia

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I initially had an appointment with another doctor in the office who had been highly recommended to address episodic hypoglycemia. It had already been clear that I had hypoglycemia so the goal was to find out why. Two days before I had my appointment, the office called and said the doctor was leaving the practice, but I could see Dr. Scumpia. I did not see Dr. Scumpia. I saw a PA. I don't believe that is ethical to say you have an appointment with a doctor only to be seen by a PA who wanted to run a glucose tolerance test to "confirm" hypoglycemia. When I asked her what else it would tell us she admitted that it wouldn't tell us the cause and the treatment would just be eating correctly. I went to see a physician to help untangle a difficult diagnosis because I also have a degenerative neurological disease. What I got was an over simplistic and redundant diagnosis. A PA has two years of education. I would never recommend this practice.

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★☆☆☆☆

I initially had an appointment with another doctor in the office who had been highly recommended to address episodic hypoglycemia. It had already been clear that I had hypoglycemia so the goal was to find out why. Two days before I had my appointment, the office called and said the doctor was leaving the practice, but I could see Dr. Scumpia. I did not see Dr. Scumpia. I saw a PA. I don't believe that is ethical to say you have an appointment with a doctor only to be seen by a PA who wanted to run a glucose tolerance test to "confirm" hypoglycemia. When I asked her what else it would tell us she admitted that it wouldn't tell us the cause and the treatment would just be eating correctly. I went to see a physician to help untangle a difficult diagnosis because I also have a degenerative neurological disease. What I got was an over simplistic and redundant diagnosis. A PA has two years of education. I would never recommend this practice.

Pros: on site lab

Cons: is there really a doctor and why wasn't I told that I wouldn't see her even though I was referred to her?

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Saw a different PA every time. Almost never saw the doctor. Lots of waiting and poor treatment.

I would not recommend.

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★☆☆☆☆

Saw a different PA every time. Almost never saw the doctor. Lots of waiting and poor treatment.

I would not recommend.

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I have been to Dr. Scumpia's office twice now. The first time, I saw the other doctor there, who is very nice but not very informed on my condition. She ordered several tests and said she'd make sure to note that I had to see Dr. Scumpia on my next visit, when they'd go over all the results of the tests with me. I would go back to that doctor when she gets more experience, but not to Dr. Scumpia.

I was very nervous about getting the test results. Dr. Scumpia came in scowling, though she did shake my hand. She then took out a small laptop and took notes on it while we talked, basically not really even looking at me much after that. She told me all the test results were normal and seemed impatient when she asked if I had any questions. When I asked why I wouldn't be getting a certain type of therapy, she barked a response that it wasn't needed but she'd see me in two months for follow up to make sure. When I asked what could cause my condition, she said a certain gene that hadn't been identified yet.

I got a copy of the lab results on my way out the door. Some of them were actually out of range and for other tests it said "results pending" and "see note." It made me wonder if she'd even read them.

All in all, not very helpful and not at all reassuring.

I've scheduled an appointment with another endocrinologist (Dr. Horvit) for a second opinion. My condition is fairly serious and I have surgery scheduled to remove an adrenal gland in June. A CT scan (done before I was referred to Dr. Scumpia) revealed a grapefruit sized tumor on it. When I told the receptionist at Dr. Horvit's office what was going on with me, she was able to schedule me in to see the doctor in just two days. She was also very kind.

You'd think with something that serious, Dr. Scumpia could give me a little more compassion. As things were, I felt rushed, like she couldn't be bothered to explain things well, and basically blown off.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to Dr. Scumpia's office twice now. The first time, I saw the other doctor there, who is very nice but not very informed on my condition. She ordered several tests and said she'd make sure to note that I had to see Dr. Scumpia on my next visit, when they'd go over all the results of the tests with me. I would go back to that doctor when she gets more experience, but not to Dr. Scumpia.

I was very nervous about getting the test results. Dr. Scumpia came in scowling, though she did shake my hand. She then took out a small laptop and took notes on it while we talked, basically not really even looking at me much after that. She told me all the test results were normal and seemed impatient when she asked if I had any questions. When I asked why I wouldn't be getting a certain type of therapy, she barked a response that it wasn't needed but she'd see me in two months for follow up to make sure. When I asked what could cause my condition, she said a certain gene that hadn't been identified yet.

I got a copy of the lab results on my way out the door. Some of them were actually out of range and for other tests it said "results pending" and "see note." It made me wonder if she'd even read them.

All in all, not very helpful and not at all reassuring.

I've scheduled an appointment with another endocrinologist (Dr. Horvit) for a second opinion. My condition is fairly serious and I have surgery scheduled to remove an adrenal gland in June. A CT scan (done before I was referred to Dr. Scumpia) revealed a grapefruit sized tumor on it. When I told the receptionist at Dr. Horvit's office what was going on with me, she was able to schedule me in to see the doctor in just two days. She was also very kind.

You'd think with something that serious, Dr. Scumpia could give me a little more compassion. As things were, I felt rushed, like she couldn't be bothered to explain things well, and basically blown off.

Pros: the other doctor there is nice, comfortable waiting room, good lab staff on site

Cons: tense office staff, impersonal doctor, the other "nice" doctor is not very experienced yet

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It's a nice new facility, and easy to get an appointment, but I cannot recommend this doctor. You have to see many PA's before seeing her, and she is impersonal and not open to many questions. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the coldest way I can imagine.

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★☆☆☆☆

It's a nice new facility, and easy to get an appointment, but I cannot recommend this doctor. You have to see many PA's before seeing her, and she is impersonal and not open to many questions. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the coldest way I can imagine.

Pros: Nice facility, easy to get an appointment, bloodwork done onsite

Cons: hard to see the doctor herself, doctor is impersonal, not all questions answered

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Read the above reviews after I went to Dr. Scumpia, now I too am looking for another dr. If any of the above reviewer read this please respond via email with recommendations.

thanks...
jbcleere@yahoo

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★☆☆☆☆

Read the above reviews after I went to Dr. Scumpia, now I too am looking for another dr. If any of the above reviewer read this please respond via email with recommendations.

thanks...
jbcleere@yahoo

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Do not go here!! You will RARELY see the physician (I saw her once in 1 year!). I'm a long term thyyroid patient and know my disease inside and out. I was repeatedly seen by PA's (just out of school) who did not have a clue about hypothyroid symptoms and ignored what I was telling them. These folks treat to a TSH level and will ignore your symptoms. Its cookie-cutter treatement, impersonal, and you will be wasting your time, money and health. Read the other reviews written on her practice and note the recent ones are all saying the same things. RUN, don't walk away from this priactice, AND FIND YOURSELF ANOTHER DOCTOR!

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★☆☆☆☆

Do not go here!! You will RARELY see the physician (I saw her once in 1 year!). I'm a long term thyyroid patient and know my disease inside and out. I was repeatedly seen by PA's (just out of school) who did not have a clue about hypothyroid symptoms and ignored what I was telling them. These folks treat to a TSH level and will ignore your symptoms. Its cookie-cutter treatement, impersonal, and you will be wasting your time, money and health. Read the other reviews written on her practice and note the recent ones are all saying the same things. RUN, don't walk away from this priactice, AND FIND YOURSELF ANOTHER DOCTOR!

Pros: Location & they take most insurance plans

Cons: Treatment, responsiveness, patient care, staff

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I hate to say this, but I had to switch to Dr. Blevins practice because it was too hard to communicate with the Doctor Scumpia & her office team. I always left with more questions than when I came in with. In fact, I usually had to then call my very patient Family Doctor (Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen) to explain why I should NOT BE WORRIED about the tumor that Dr. Scumpia casually mentioned that she found - gulp. To be fair, the doctor is technically excellent. BUT ... the entire staff seems stressed and rushed because of her personality. The doctor has dramatically increased her advertising this year. My hope is that her team can learn from these reviews v=before more unhappy patients walk away. Again, I apologize I couldn't be more optimistic.

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★☆☆☆☆

I hate to say this, but I had to switch to Dr. Blevins practice because it was too hard to communicate with the Doctor Scumpia & her office team. I always left with more questions than when I came in with. In fact, I usually had to then call my very patient Family Doctor (Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen) to explain why I should NOT BE WORRIED about the tumor that Dr. Scumpia casually mentioned that she found - gulp. To be fair, the doctor is technically excellent. BUT ... the entire staff seems stressed and rushed because of her personality. The doctor has dramatically increased her advertising this year. My hope is that her team can learn from these reviews v=before more unhappy patients walk away. Again, I apologize I couldn't be more optimistic.

Pros: Very smart, well known in her field

Cons: The Doctor & staff both are rushed & have trouble explaining key concerns

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I have nothing good to say about Scumpia's practice. My complaints are as follows:
1. I had 10 appointments at this office and NEVER met with Scumpia. I met with a number of PAs that were vastly different in qualitiy level.
2. I was diagnosed with a hormonal imbalance. After I switched Doctors six months ago, I have never had tests duplicate this imbalance which really bothers me.
3. I was prescibed glucophage but could never get an answer to my questions: Do I HAVE to take this? What are the risks on taking and on not taking? (Thank goodness I never took this since I've shown no signs of needing it since seeing them.)
4. This place is ran like a machine. If you are looking for a personal relationship where you feel comfortable asking questions and treated like a human rather than a dollar sign - do not go here.

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★★★☆☆

I have nothing good to say about Scumpia's practice. My complaints are as follows:
1. I had 10 appointments at this office and NEVER met with Scumpia. I met with a number of PAs that were vastly different in qualitiy level.
2. I was diagnosed with a hormonal imbalance. After I switched Doctors six months ago, I have never had tests duplicate this imbalance which really bothers me.
3. I was prescibed glucophage but could never get an answer to my questions: Do I HAVE to take this? What are the risks on taking and on not taking? (Thank goodness I never took this since I've shown no signs of needing it since seeing them.)
4. This place is ran like a machine. If you are looking for a personal relationship where you feel comfortable asking questions and treated like a human rather than a dollar sign - do not go here.

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Not impressed with my first visit. I spent an overall of 4 hours at the doctors office. The staff is friendly, the place is very nice, but very dusty, but I was not impressed with Dr. Scumpia. I waited hours before she saw me. When she walked in she introduced herself and then proceded to check my neck for my thyroid. Then sat down to write some notes on my chart, which only took less than 5 mins, then sent me off to the lab, and said good-bye. Am searching for different doctor.

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★★★☆☆

Not impressed with my first visit. I spent an overall of 4 hours at the doctors office. The staff is friendly, the place is very nice, but very dusty, but I was not impressed with Dr. Scumpia. I waited hours before she saw me. When she walked in she introduced herself and then proceded to check my neck for my thyroid. Then sat down to write some notes on my chart, which only took less than 5 mins, then sent me off to the lab, and said good-bye. Am searching for different doctor.

 

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