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. A peak flow meter is the most important tool you can use to monitor your child's asthma. A peak flow meter is a little tube with a gauge on it that measures lung function. A child blows as hard and fast as he can into the tube. The resulting number on the gauge is your child's peak flow number.To get the best number, have your child: Stand up straight and take a few slow, deep breaths. Reset the gauge on the peak flow meter to 0. Take a big deep breath and close the lips around the peak flow meter. Blow out as hard and as fast as possible through the peak flow meter. Check the result on the gauge. Repeat steps 2 through 5 twice. Record the highest number of the three tries on your peak flow log sheet. Common problems children have with peak flows: Not getting a good lip seal around the tube. Air can blow out the corners of the mouth. This falsely reduces the peak flow number. Not blowing out as fast as possible. Tell your small... View more