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. This is a very common skin problem of infants and children. In fact, probably 50% of infants have at least mild eczema at some point during their first year of life. Eczema is caused by irritation of skin that is already dry and sensitive. It's not contagious or harmful in any way -- it's just not very attractive. The good news about eczema is that it can be easy to treat with over-the-counter creams, available in any pharmacy or grocery store. The bad news about eczema is that it can recur again and again. Many parents will use the creams only once in a while, and then get frustrated because the patches keep coming back. Treatment involves two types of skin cream: Preventive lubricating cream: like Eucerin, Curel, or Lubriderm. The name-brand creams can be expensive; ask your pharmacist to recommend an inexpensive substitute. These creams help moisturize sensitive skin and prevent irritants from settling in the skin. To use: Apply a thin ... View more