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 cradle cap? Cradle cap is a patch of greasy, yellow-tan scales or flakes on a baby's scalp. It is not painful for the baby and is completely harmless. Many babies have mild cradle cap. Occasionally a baby will have such severe cradle cap that it covers most of the head, causing "cradle helmet." What causes cradle cap? Cradle cap is a side effect of the mother's hormones. During a pregnancy, the mother's body produces high levels of hormones. These cross into the unborn baby's body as well. After the baby is born, the leftover hormones make the baby's skin secrete sebum, the oily yellow material which causes cradle cap. Besides cradle cap, mother's hormones can cause other harmless skin conditions like newborn acne. What can I do about my baby's cradle cap? Most lotions and creams don't help cradle cap. We recommend use of a selenium-containing shampoo, such as Selsun Blue. Here's how we like to do it: At or after baby's ba... View more