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
Emily Johnson, RN, CPNP It can be frustrating if your child puts up a fuss every time you slather on the sunblock. No parent wants to drag his or her child out of the pool when it's time to reapply it. Especially if your child does not burn easily, you may be wondering, "Does my child really need sun protection?" In a word, "Yes." Why do children need sun protection? We all know that sun exposure can cause painful sunburns. This happens when ultraviolet (UV) radiation injures skin cells. UV radiation is light that we cannot see. It damages human cells. The main source of UV radiation is sunlight, but indoor tanning bulbs also emit UV radiation. The severity of a sunburn depends on the intensity of the UV radiation, the amount of time the person is exposed to it, and how sensitive the person's skin is to it. Sunburns can range from minor discomfort and discoloration to severe pain with multiple blisters requiring medical attention. Nobody wants to see his or her child... View more