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
Influenza ("the flu") is a viral illness that typically hits Tennessee in the late fall and winter. Symptoms include: • fever (often very high, up to 106.5 degrees) • fatigue and exhaustion (can last 2-3 weeks) • headache and muscle aches • red, watery eyes • cough (usually dry) • runny nose • sore throat Although people may refer to bad colds or other viruses as "a touch of the flu," true influenza is much more severe. In fact, it doesn't usually just touch you -- it feels more like a hammer! I've heard of influenza A and B. What does that refer to? The two major influenza strains referred to as A and B. Influenza A (about 90% of all cases) is the cause of the major pandemics (worldwide epidemics) of influenza that have occurred. Influenza B (about 10% of cases) is less common and less severe than Type A, but is often associated with specific outbreaks, such as in nursing homes or daycares. How is influenza diagnosed? Rapid tests are now ... View more