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Syncope and Autonomic Disorders Center

Syncope is the abrupt and brief loss of consciousness due to a temporary lack in blood flow to the brain. This loss of consciousness is accompanied by loss of muscle tone that can result in falling or slumping over followed by a rapid and usually complete recovery. While often benign, fainting can sometimes be the sign of serious illness. Recurrent fainting can significantly disrupt a person’s life and make them prone to injury and, on occasion, death. Therefore, it is very important to seek proper medical attention and treatment.

("When we met you a few weeks ago, I had no idea what to expect considering we had already seen 25 doctors...")

Dr. Grubb, a worldwide expert in the area of syncope, or fainting, could be considered medicine’s “Renaissance man.” In a field where professional detachment and clinical efficiency are considered necessary, he’s found that sharing anecdotes, sentiments and snippets from his 29 years in medicine brings a measure of relief. Considered one of the world’s foremost authorities regarding syncope and disorders of the autonomic nervous system, Dr. Grubb’s expertise draws patients from across the globe. He was recognized as one of America’s Top Doctors in 2002 and from 2004 to 2007. A faculty member since 1988, Dr. Grubb is professor of medicine and pediatrics in the College of Medicine.

("...Needless to say, Dr. Grubb, your diagnosis has changed my life and I again couldn't have imagined what that would mean. I have the opportunity to be who I am and not what society insists of someone who doesn't have a diagnosis-going through the motions, powering through each day not knowing or accepting what may be wrong. I have a sense of peace that I have not had the last 5 years that this is the proper diagnosis...")

Working in collaboration with Dr. Grubb is Advance Practice Nurse Beverly Karabin, PhD. Her expertise in this field augments the team approach to care. Her years in nursing and her extensive knowledge in autonomic disorders provide you with expert, compassionate care.

("...Thank you again, and we look forward to learning more about this diagnosis and seeing you....")



Meet the Team of Experts:
Blair Grubb, MD
Director of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Program Director of Clinical Autonomic Disorders Center   

Beverly L. Karabin, RN, PhD, CNP
Nurse Practitioner

For an appointment, call 419.383.3963 or 800.556.5444 (physicians)/800.321.8383 (patients).
Last Updated: 4/20/16