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. Chemicals in the urine and stool can cause irritation to a baby's sensitive skin. These chemicals sit in the diaper against the baby's skin until the diaper is next changed. The more stools or urine a baby has, the more they can irritate his or her groin. Also, many diaper wipes contain chemicals that can irritate a baby's skin. Most of all, diapers are on babies nearly 24 hours a day - for good reason - although this makes it tough for their skin to air out and "breathe." There are several things you can do for diaper rashes: Let the baby go without a diaper as much as possible. As you can imagine, this can be messy. However, if you let the baby play on a tile floor with an old sheet or towel under him, cleanup isn't too tedious. Getting air to the irritated skin helps heal the rash. Change diapers frequently. This prevents buildup of chemicals against the baby's skin. Use larger diapersthan usual to help air circulate around the bottom. ... View more