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
By: Kristel Hassler, CPNP What are the symptoms of dysfunctional voiding? Urinary frequency – your child voids at least every 2 hours (this can interfere with school and other activities Urge incontinence – your child complains that they don’t realize they have to go until it is “too late” Non-specified incontinence – your child may leak urine without realizing it Bladder spasms – these may lead your child to feel the urge to urinate, but be unable to do so once they get to the bathroom Dysfunctional voiding can vary from mild to severe.  Mild dysfunction may be manifested by symptoms of urinary frequency and urgency and may even cause daytime wetting.  Dysfunctional voiding and constipation commonly occur together. Constipation refers to hard stools, not infrequent ones.  When children have hard stools they can be difficult and painful to pass.  This may lead to stool withholding; the child is reluctant to have a BM because it hurts, the... View more