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
Robert Berman, M.D. Doctors like to do things for good reasons. If asked whether a drug is safe or helpful, we like to be able to say not just "I took it, and I'm still alive," but rather, "10,000 patients tried this drug, and they got better faster than 10,000 who didn't take the drug, and they suffered no ill effects." But it hasn't always been easy to get that kind of information.Before there was a Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA), people could say whatever they wanted about some medicine they cooked up in their basements. The FDA was formed in 1906 to make sure that foods and medicines were not contaminated with obviously dangerous substances. In 1938, the FDA also began policing companies who made false claims about the effectiveness of their products. By the 1960s, the FDA required that new drugs actually prove their safety and effectiveness before they could be sold in the United States. New laws also prevented drug companies from even advertising their products ... View more