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 is the right way to use an inhaler? When your child takes medication -- pills or liquid -- you know immediately whether she got it down or not. It's not as easy with inhaled spray medication. This kind of medication can end up in the air, up the nose, on the cheeks, etc. When you're not sure if the medication is getting in, it's hard to tell if it's helping or not! That's why we recommend that ALL our patients use spacers with inhaled medications. Very young patients should use masks on the end of their spacers. This ensures that the medication gets where it needs to be: the lungs. How do I use a spacer with my inhaler? Shake the medication canister for at least 15 seconds. This mixes the medication well. Remove the cap from the canister. Hook up the spacer to the canister. Have the child "empty his lungs" by blowing out slowly. Before your child breathes in again, put the spacer in your child's mouth. "Shoot in" one puff of... View more