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
A medical home is a way of providing health care based on a trusting partnership between patients, their families, and a primary care team.  Medical homes offer increased access to health care (American Academy of Pediatrics, n.d., Medical Home). In pediatric care, it is especially important that care is not only patient-centered, but also family-centered, because pediatric patients are very reliant on their families. The primary care team, led by a physician or nurse practitioner (also called the primary care provider), oversees the patients’ continuous care over time and across multiple community settings.  Having a medical home facilitates comprehensive care across the numerous components of today’s complicated health care system.  Medical homes promote safe care that is based on research evidence.  Technological resources are used to enhance communication across care settings, allowing for more coordinated care. The care that medical homes provide is compassio... View more