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 are symptoms of allergies in children? Allergies can show up many ways in children: A chronic runny nose A chronic stuffy/congested nose A cough that won't go away Red, puffy eyes with dark circles underneath Allergies can also be manifested as atopic dermatitis (sensitive skin) and asthma (sensitive lungs.) Some children are unfortunate enough to have all three!  Although they may be worse in some seasons and better in other seasons, allergies are a chronic problem. This means they may last years, even one's whole life. What causes allergies? The body's immune system is trained to tell the difference between bad germs (like bacteria, viruses, and parasites) and harmless things (like fruits, cloth, and plastic.) The body gears up to fight infections when it is exposed to harmful germs, but is supposed to ignore harmless exposures. Sometimes, though, the body is too sensitive and overreacts to harmless material. These all... View more