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. Many healthy young infants can have watery or ''mattery'' eyes. Parents often wonder if their baby has pinkeye or an eye infection. Actually, the usual cause is a small, blocked tear duct. It is not a bacterial infection and doesn't need antibiotic drops. Fortunately, it is harmless and won't affect the baby's eyes. It will resolve on its own with home treatment. Why are tear ducts important? The tear gland (above the eye) produces tears to bathe and protect the eye. The tear duct (below the eye) drains away tears and debris. If the tear duct gets blocked or stopped up, there is no place for the tears and debris. The tears will start to run out over the eye, and the debris and mucus will begin to accumulate in the inside corner of the eye, forming mattery material. Why do babies' tear ducts get blocked? Babies, because they're small in general, have very small tear ducts. Also, anything that makes a baby's nose swell up--like lots of cr... View more