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, MD Staphylococcal infections ("staph") can cause painful, angry red boils on the skin. Frequently, these skin infections clear up quickly after the boil is lanced and the child begins taking prescription antibiotics. Unfortunately, these infections recur frequently, sometimes three or four times within just a few months. Families get frustrated with taking multiple rounds of antibiotics. Sometimes parents even begin to worry that their child might have a severe underlying problem that makes their child susceptible to skin infections. The good news is that immune deficiencies that cause recurrent skin infections are pretty rare. The bad news is that the staph bacteria is very tough to get rid of completely, once it's on your skin. What is MRSA? MRSA (pronounced "mur-sah") stands for methicillin-resistant staphylococcal aureus. Methicillin is a kind of antibiotic that, as the name implies, is no longer good at killing the staph germ. MRSA, like any ge... View more