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. Here are some guidelines about an all-too-common pediatric problem. If, after reading them, you think your child is dehydrated, let our office know right away. Why do children get dehydrated? Basically, a child gets dehydrated when he loses more fluid than he takes in. Ill children don't eat and drink as much as usual. They also tend to lose more fluid than usual, due to: Lots of vomiting or spitting up. Lots of diarrhea and loose stool. High fever with sweating. Rapid breathing with panting. A child can have any of these things and do all right as long as fluid input ''catches up'' to fluid output. However, if output is greater than input for more than a day or two, a child will get dehydrated. Is my child dehydrated? Dehydrated children can have the following: Decreased urination. Infants should urinate at least every 4-6 hours. Older children should urinate 2-3 times a day. No tears with crying. Less saliva, with a t... View more