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. In healthy kids, the bronchial tubes are open and relaxed, allowing air to move in and out easily. Sometimes, as part of an illness, the muscle around the bronchial tubes reacts by squeezing tight, making the airways, smaller. It’s harder to get air in and out, so kids will begin to make a wheezing sound when they breathe. They will cough more as they try to force air through small “pipes.” Albuterol is a medication that is used as a bronchodilator -- it opens up tight airway passages by relaxing the muscle that surrounds the airways. Albuterol is used most commonly for asthma, but it is sometimes prescribed for other conditions too. How long will my child need the albuterol? In general, your child may need some albuterol as long as the wheezing trigger lasts. For illnesses that run their course (like bad colds), it may take about a week. On the other hand, if your child is frequently exposed to things that cause wheezing (l... View more