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
Probably not. While helmets for misshapen heads were commonly used by some doctors in the past, new research suggests they may not be necessary. A study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2014 found no difference between babies who used a helmet for 6 months and those who did not. They did find that parents of babies with helmets reported many problems, like skin irritation, pain and the baby disliking the helmet. At the end of the study “parents of both groups reported high satisfaction with their child’s skull shape at 24 months.” Can I do anything to help it now? • First, rest assured that most of the time babies heads will round out by 1 year of age as they start to sit up and become more mobile. • You can let your baby spend plenty of time playing on his tummy each day. • Most of the time, baby’s heads are flat on one side because that is how they are laid down in the crib. Encourage baby to look the opposite direction by laying them d... View more