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. When dealing with your child's fever, remember: Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) can be given every six hours as needed for fever. If your child has a fever but is sleeping, don't wake him or her up to give medicine for fever! Let your child rest. Fever is not harmful for children. We treat with fever-reducing medications only to make them more comfortable. Avoid the "tyranny of the thermometer" and go more by how your child is acting, rather than the height of the fever. Fever-reducing products, especially those containing acetaminophen, come in different strengths. Be sure to check the label of the product you have, and be sure that you're giving the right amount for the strength of medicine you're giving. In 2011, manufacturers changed the amount (concentration) of acetaminophen (Tylenol) in medicines for infants. These new concentrations have different dosing directions. During the transition, you may find both c... View more