About Plateau Pediatrics
Located in Crossville, Tennessee, we are excited about helping serve the health care needs of Cumberland County children. Our three board-certified pediatricians and board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner care for young people from birth until age 21, marriage, or pregnancy. We provide comprehensive medical home services, including:
  • Well-baby and well-child exams
  • Daycare, school, sports, and camp physicals
  • Same-day appointments for sick and injured children
  • Management of chronic childhood illnesses
  • Primary care for children with special needs
  • All required (and some optional) vaccines
  • Nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian
  • Breastfeeding support services
  • Hearing, vision, developmental, and behavioral screening
  • Inpatient care at Cumberland Medical Center for children requiring hospitalization
  • Coordination of tests and services (physical therapy, MRI)
  • Coordination of referral care for children requiring pediatric subspecialists
  • An on-call physician available by phone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Suzanne Berman, M.D. Adapted from materials by Joel Hardin, M.D. What is syncope? "Syncope" refers to a brief loss of consciousness, usually related to temporarily insufficient blood flow to the brain: a fainting spell. It may be caused by many different things, including emotional stress, sudden pain, sudden changes in body position, or dehydration (e.g. after heavy sweating.) Rarely, syncope can be caused by heart disorders, but fortunately these are very rare in children and young adults. What is neurally mediated syncope? Neurally mediated syncope (NMS) is a harmless form of fainting that is common in children and teenagers. In fact, it's the most common cause of fainting, or near fainting, in young people. It seems to be particularly common in tall, slim teenage girls, although boys and girls of all body types can have it. NMS happens when blood pressure or heart rate drops, reducing circulation to the brain. It can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or loss ... View more