What Makes Us Unique

Our Vision

Our Vision – Why Choose Us?

  • Scumpia has been called a “sleuth” in endocrinology and medicine because of her passion to find the root cause of symptoms. Patients come to see her often for a second or third opinion. She was fortunate to have been trained in endocrinology starting with her first years in medical school, and later was taught and mentored by many prominent endocrinologists. Dr. Scumpia has long dreamed of starting an independent hormone institute to offer the best available care to her patients, which she opened in 2002. She is thankful to be of service to the Austin and Central Texas community.
  • The center provides exceptional endocrine (hormone) care under the direction of Dr. Scumpia, who uses her extensive expertise in medicine since 1980 and endocrinology since 1990. Dr. Scumpia trained in Europe, Canada, and the United States. Her medical training combines the clinical approach prevalent in Europe and Canada with the rigorous scientific discoveries in the US.
  • Austin Thyroid & Endocrinology is the only outpatient endocrine center in Austin that provides onsite radioactive iodine uptake for diagnoses of Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism, as well as in-house treatment with radioactive iodine for thyroid cancer, Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism.
  • Patients are tested in the same place where they see their endocrinologist, as indicated by their medical needs. Patients do not need to travel from place to place.
    ALL NEW patients are seen personally by Dr. Scumpia, who is the only physician who makes diagnoses and formulates treatment plans with proper follow-up care.
  • Facilitate immediate access to endocrine care. Urgent patients can be seen the same day with a call from the primary care doctor, and new patients can be accommodated within three days. This vision came from the observation that many patients have to wait weeks and even months to be seen by an endocrinologist. Such delay is unacceptable and can even be dangerous in the case of an uncontrolled condition, e.g. hyperthyroidism (high thyroid), uncontrolled diabetes, and adrenal failure.
  • Conduct second opinion consultations in difficult cases.
  • Provide education to the public about hormones and endocrine care for the betterment of the community.

Favorite sayings in our clinic:

  • Measure what is measurable, and make measurable that what is not.
  • Control your hormones, control your life.
  • The difference between a pioneer and a fool is only timing.
  • I wasn’t born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could!


Our Story

Dr. Scumpia

Dr. Simone Scumpia, Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE), Fellow of the National Lipid Association (FNLA), Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), started Austin Thyroid & Endocrinology in 2002 as an integrated center for comprehensive endocrine care for the Austin community. We specialize in comprehensive hormone assessment and treatment.

Dr. Scumpia came to Austin in 1986. She completed her endocrinology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  She also trained at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, and at the University of Alberta, Edmonton and University of Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Scumpia is board certified in endocrinology and metabolism, internal medicine, and is the first physician in Austin to receive her certification in lipidology (cholesterol science). Before founding Austin Thyroid & Endocrinology in 2002, Dr. Scumpia practiced endocrinology for ten years at the Austin Diagnostic Clinic, where she was the director of its obesity treatment center and a member of its board of directors.  Dr. Scumpia has been an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine since 1996, and was the Director of the Endocrinology Division of the Central Texas Medical Foundation from 1994 to 2002. Dr. Scumpia has been the principal or secondary investigator in more than 100 studies in osteoporosis, obesity, diabetes, and women’s health.

Dr. Scumpia firmly believes in medically treating her patients just as she would like to be treated. She envisioned a uniquely integrated center for comprehensive endocrine care for the Austin community. She is known as a “medical sleuth” for her precise diagnostic skills (stemming from her diverse background) and prioritizes efficient, straightforward and thorough treatment. She is very involved in the city’s musical and artistic scenes and believes that these fine arts should thrive in a vibrant place like Austin.

Her certifications include: Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.  Dr. Scumpia is a member of the American College of Internal Medicine, American College of Endocrinology, American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, Endocrine Society, American Thyroid Association, National Osteoporosis Foundation, North American Menopause Society, International Society for Clinical Bone Densitometry, Texas Medical Association, Travis County Medical Society, and the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. She has been recognized as a Top Doctor in Texas for several years and as one of the leaders in her endocrinology and thyroid specialty field.