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. Congratulations on your new son or daughter. The following information is a guideline about what to expect in your first few weeks home. Bathing and skin care Give a brand-new baby sponge baths until the umbilical cord stump has fallen off and the penis is well healed (if your baby was circumcised.) Then you can begin regular baths. Bathing should take place in a warm room, free of drafts. The water should be warm, not hot -- test it before putting your baby in. Never leave your baby alone in the bath -- not even to answer the phone or get a towel. Babies can easily lose their balance and drown in just a few inches of water. Never use a cotton swab to clean your baby's ears and nose; instead, a washcloth placed over your fingertips is sufficient. After drying the baby well, you can apply a non-perfumed, mild moisturizing lotion to areas of dry skin. Don't use oils except on the scalp -- they can cause rashes. Cord care The umbilical cord... View more