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
How can I get rid of my child's lice? Suzanne Berman, M.D. How did my child get this? I keep her really clean! Any child may get lice: rich or poor, short hair or long hair, old or young. It does not mean the child is dirty or bad! Human lice live only on human hair and scalps. If your child has lice, he got it from another individual with whom he was in close contact. Any circumstance where a child's hair comes close to another child's hair can do it: sleepovers, long bus trips and field trips, etc. Also, sharing combs, brushes, hats, helmets, headbands, scarves, etc. can spread lice. Regular daily baths and shampoos alone don't get rid of head lice -- so even very clean children can, and do, get head lice. Don't let your child feel self-conscious or ashamed about this very common pediatric problem. How can I be sure my child has lice or nits? Lice (tiny, grey-brown wingless insects) and nits (tiny white eggs, the size of a pinhead) are very common in ch... View more