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
Emily Johnson, RN, CPNP Tanning beds have become very popular over the last several years. Tan skin has become more and more popular, and many people feel that they are more attractive with a suntan than with their natural skin color. There is also a very common misguided belief that the key to avoiding the pain of sunburn and the associated increased risk of skin cancer is to slowly build up a suntan, which will protect the person from burning. Using tanning beds seems like a convenient, easy way to get the tan skin that many people want to feel more attractive and avoid sunburns. While tanning beds make it easier to darken the skin, tanning is not a good idea. Unlike sunburns, suntans are not painful, but they are still a sign of skin damage. Remember, any change in skin color as a result of exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is a sign of damage. Tanning beds and the sun both cause darkening of the skin by emitting UVR. This means that the tan you get from a tanning... View more