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. How much sleep does my baby need? Most experts recommend 14 to 15 hours of sleep per day for babies 3 to 11 months old. Surveys show that most American babies go to bed 1-2 hours later than babies born 20-30 years ago. However, morning awakening times haven't changed in the past few generations. This means that many American babies average 12-13 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period, less than what is needed for adequate rest. What makes sleep so important for babies? A good night's sleep is important for everyone, young and old. In children, poor sleep causes mood changes, impulsivity and attention problems, and poor school performance. We are learning that sleep deprivation is also linked to overweight and obesity. Sleep in babies is important for learning and development, and we're also learning that it plays an important role in the development of vision How do I know if my baby is getting enough sleep? Some of the following clues may i... View more