Weight Management

With 30 years of experience, Dr. Scumpia provides diagnosis, treatment and management of all types of hormonal disorders integrated with weight loss to optimize your health.

  • Weight loss is an integral part of any treatment for diabetes, high cholesterol, anti-aging and maintenance of one’s health.
  • In fact, ideal body weight and lean body composition should be called the true “fountain of youth,” since people who can maintain these parameters seem to have longevity.
  • At our clinic, we start by assessing the metabolic rate and body composition of any patient who experiences weight issues. After taking the history and physical, we carefully investigate any secondary causes of weight gain and/or inability to lose weight.
  • After a diagnosis is made, a dietician will provide careful quantification of both caloric intake and glycemic index of foods. In conjunction with recommendations by Dr. Scumpia, the patient might be referred to the supervised weight loss program, the Ideal Protein diet. In addition, a VO2 max and exercise test will be done, with recommendations by an exercise physiologist specialized to each patient.
  • GLP-1 ( Ozempic, Wegovy, Zepbound, and Saxenda ) medications have been proven to be a “miracle” treatment for obesity and prediabetes.
  • Our clinic offers a fully integrated GLP-1 program under the medical supervision of Dr. Scumpia.
  • There’s a class of type 2 diabetes drugs that not only improves blood sugar control but may also lead to weight loss. This class of drugs is commonly called glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists. A second class of drugs that may lead to weight loss and improved blood sugar control is the sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors. These include canagliflozin (Invokana), ertugliflozin (Steglatro), dapagliflozin (Farxiga) and empagliflozin (Jardiance).

    Weight loss can vary depending on which GLP-1 drug you use and your dose. Studies have found that all GLP-1 drugs can lead to weight loss of about 10.5 to 15.8 pounds (4.8 to 7.2 kilograms, or kg) when using liraglutide. Studies found people using semaglutide and making lifestyle changes lost about 33.7 pounds (15.3 kilograms) versus 5.7 pounds (2.6 kilograms) in those who didn’t use the drug.

    • Dulaglutide (Trulicity) (weekly)
    • Exenatide extended release (Bydureon bcise) (weekly)
    • Exenatide (Byetta) (twice daily)
    • Semaglutide (Ozempic) (weekly)
    • Liraglutide (Victoza, Saxenda) (daily)
    • Lixisenatide (Adlyxin) (daily)
    • Semaglutide (Rybelsus) (taken by mouth once daily)


Can weight loss cure diabetes?
No, but it may help control Type II diabetes. If carefully done in the pre-diabetes stage, it may reduce the incidence of Type II diabetes by 50 percent.
Should I be supervised during the Ideal Protein diet?
A physician’s involvement is necessary to adjusted your medications if needed, and to ensure that you do not develop any blood abnormalities (low sodium, low potassium).
Weight loss programs may be expensive. Is there anything else I can do?
If you cannot afford a supervised diet program, careful management of weight with the help of a dietician can lead to improved health.