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 the right way to use a dry powder inhaler? Dry powder inhalers (DPIs) are one of the devices used to administer preventive medicines for asthma. They require a little more coordination on the part of the child, but children as young as 5 years old have been able to use them correctly. How do I use a dry powder inhaler? Open the device and load the powder. (This will vary from product to product.) "Empty your lungs" by blowing out slowly, away from the device. Place the device in your mouth and hold it level. Inhale in, as deeply and quickly as possible. Hold your breath for at least 5 seconds. Close the device. Rinse your mouth out with water. This helps prevent side effects like thrush if some of the powder stays in the mouth. Don't forget to take your other asthma preventive medications (if any) and do your peak flows today! ... View more