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. Good news: This is a harmless condition. What does molluscum look like? The rash consists of raised, round smooth bumps that look like thick-walled pimples or small warts. The bumps are skin-colored and sometimes have a dimple in the center. There can be only 5-10 bumps in just one area, or there can be dozens all over the body. Bumps can be the size of a pinhead to 1/4" across. The rash doesn't hurt, but occasionally will itch. What causes molluscum? It is caused by a virus (poxvirus.) It is transmitted only by close skin-to-skin contact. The incubation period is 4-8 weeks. Children usually catch the virus as toddlers or preschoolers. If a child picks at a bump, then scratches elsewhere, the bumps can spread to other parts of the body. There is no need to keep a child out of day care for molluscum. How long will molluscum last? Most bumps will disappear on their own without treatment, but it usually takes 6-18 months. They can last even longer... View more