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. We are frequently asked by parents whether their child is an "okay size." In addressing this, we look at several things: How are the child's height and weight measurements on a standard growth chart? A child's height and weight can be about average (25th - 75th percentile), above average (greater than the 75th percentile), or below average (less than the 25th percentile.) "Above average" doesn't necessarily mean "too big," and "below average" doesn't necessarily mean "too small." Remember, that these growth charts were compiled using thousands of children from different races and ethnic groups, health histories, and so on. How big are the child's parents (and brothers and sisters if he or she has any) ? It is common for a child to be petite, in the 3-10% percentiles for height and weight, if one or both parents are small. How do the child's height and weight compare to each other? Generally, we expect a child's height and weight to be proportionate... View more