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. Picky eaters are children who are growing and developing well, but who refuse most foods and refuse to try new foods.Does the following example sound like your house? Devon is a 4 year old who refuses most fruits and vegetables even though his mother has tried offering a variety. After picking at his meat and bread, Devon refuses to eat the corn and peas on his plate. His mother, concerned about his nutrition, urges and cajoles him to try the vegetables. The rest of the family finish eating long before Devon, who sits stubbornly in his chair. Devon and his mother are both in tears at the end of dinner, which spoils the rest of the evening for everyone. This rule should be your guideline in dealing with your picky eater: Rule: The child chooses how much to eat, and the parent chooses what the child may eat. Here are some examples where not following this rule causes trouble: Devon's mother tries picking up his spoon and tries feeding him lik... View more