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. What do ear tubes do? If fluid and debris cannot escape the middle ear through the natural Eustachian tubes, putting a tube through the ear drum lets the fluid drain out another way. (Read more about what causes ear infections here.) When should a child get ear tubes? Based on recommendations from both pediatricians and pediatric ear, nose, and throat specialists, we recommend considering ear tubes if a child has three separate ear infections in a six-month period, or four infections within one year. We also recommend tubes if there is a buildup of fluid in the middle ear (infected or not) for more than 3-4 months, because fluid buildup can cause hearing loss over the long term. There are other reasons why we will suggest tubes, such as certain kinds of speech problems, children with immune problems, and children with certain kinds of ear and face defects (like cleft lip or cleft palate.) What is the surgery like? An ENT (ear, nose, and throat) surg... View more