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 are lymph nodes? Lymph nodes are like your body's infection policemen. They are found all over the body, looking for any sign of infection that they can "arrest." Each set of lymph nodes has its own "beat" that it monitors. For example: lymph nodes in the sides of the neck watch over the nose and throat. lymph nodes behind the ears and on the back of the neck watch over the scalp skin. lymph nodes in the armpits watch over the arms and chest. lymph nodes in the groin watch over the legs. If an infection in one of these body zones occurs, the associated lymph nodes get busy. This causes those lymph nodes to swell up. For example, if you catch a cold virus, which causes an infection in your nose and throat, there may be swelling in the lymph nodes of the neck. They often swell to about the size of a quarter. So a big lymph node means that there's an infection? No, not necessarily. (These policemen make a lot of false arrests!) ... View more