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. Most new parents who choose to bottle feed their babies begin with a standard lactose-containing infant formula. All babies, to some degree or another, are spitty, gassy, and/or have "strange-looking" stools. This is true no matter what formula they get - in fact, breastfed babies have these "problems" too. Nonetheless, many parents ask, "Could it be the formula?" In most cases, no. Doesn't formula make a difference in gassiness? No. An excellent study published in the medical journal Pediatrics in 1995 (Hyams et al, vol 95, pp. 50-54) investigated this question. Volunteer parents were given one of 4 different formulas to feed their baby, but were not told which formula they had received. Parents were then asked to keep a record of their infant's stool pattern, spitting up, gassiness, and crying. Although the stool pattern was different (see below), spitting, gassiness, and crying were of equal severity in all formula groups. Unfortunately, infan... View more