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. At or about one year of age, we recommend switching from formula to whole milk. When toddlers discover that cow's milk tastes a lot different from formula, many will initially refuse the cow's milk. Here are some things to try: Remember that children often refuse new foods the first time, or even the first several times, they are introduced. Milk is no different. Some parents report success by mixing formula with cow's milk, then gradually increasing the amount of cow's milk. For example, start with 2/3 formula and 1/3 milk, then go to 1/2 and 1/2, then 1/3 formula and 2/3 milk, and so on. Put milk in a fun cup decorated with your child's favorite character to encourage him to try it. A children's multivitamin will meet your child's calcium needs during this transition period. Eventually, children will take some milk if it's the only thing offered to them. If you keep purchasing formula, your toddler will learn that he or she can "hold out" f... View more