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 is a heart murmur? When we listen to your child's heart with a stethoscope, we usually hear just the normal two sounds of the heartbeat: lub dub. lub dub. lub dub. lub dub. lub dub. Doctors call the first sound (or "lub") S1 and second sound (or "dub") S2. These two sounds are caused by healthy heart valves slapping shut. But once in a while, we hear an extra sound, called a murmur. It could sound like this: lub [click] dub. lub [click] dub. lub [click] dub. lub [click] dub. lub [click] dub. Or like this: lub dubshhh. lub dubshhh. lub dubshhh lub dubshhh lub dubshhh. Or even like this: lhonk! dub. lhonk! dub. lhonk! dub. lhonk! dub. What causes the extra sound? In both innocent and concerning heart murmurs, the murmur is caused by turbulence in the flow of blood. When blood flows smoothly through a straight vessel, its motion is quiet. When blood hits an obstacle, it starts making noise moving past that obstacle. T... View more