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
Many moms worry about breastfeeding and returning back to work. However, this transition is not as hard as it seems. Breastfeeding is not only the best nutrition for your baby, but a great way to reconnect after being separated during the day. Also, remember that breastfeeding is not an all or nothing task. If you don’t want to pump or express milk at work, you can still nurse your baby in the morning, night, and on the weekend. If you do want to pump or express at work, here are some helpful tips: Start pumping once a day, 1 hour after nursing, about 2 weeks before you go back to work. You may not get much, but you can freeze the milk for later if you do. This will help you become familiar with the pump and it will train your body to make a little extra milk during the middle of the day, which will be useful when you are not with your baby. **Please note: Pumping only removes about half of the milk in the breast and is not an accurate reflection of how much milk a baby... View more