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. Modern digital thermometers are faster than mercury thermometers, don't have to be shaken down, and are much safer if bit, dropped, or stepped on. The most accurate temperature measurement in infants and young children is a rectal reading. In school-aged children, an oral measurement is ok to use. Axillary (armpit) temperatures are ok to use to screen your child's temperature, but remember they are inaccurate 33% of the time. If an axillary temperature suggests your child has a fever, get a more accurate reading by using an oral or rectal temperature. Some of the new ear thermometers work well if used correctly, but this takes a lot of practice. We don't recommend using the forehead strip and commercial-grade forehead "wand" thermometers. They are not really accurate at all. Regardless of which method you use, please don't add or subtract degrees to the measurement. Recent evidence demonstrates that doing so, even though it is common practi... View more