News & Updates

IMPORTANT NOTICE: PLEASE be involved in how your children are using the internet, specifically social media sites.  We have been made aware of some concerning TikTok challenges that are circulating. One is a “Russian Roulette” challenge using guns as the medium and the other is a “Benadryl” challenge encouraging overdose.  This is an important time to discuss the potential dangers of attempting any type of challenge, regardless of peer pressure, that involves risk. These are not funny stories, but real threats. Parents should also ensure that any firearms in your home (or any home your children visit) are unloaded and locked in a safe or gun cabinet and stored separately from locked ammunition. The keys or combination should be stored in a separate location from both, where children will not find them. As the uncertainty and stressors of the pandemic persist, the mental health crisis for adolescents has worsened. We encourage you to talk with your children about how they are handling everything and remind them that if they are struggling, they can come to you.

Links of resources that will help you keep your child/teen safe:    

Safety with handguns in the home         Points to make with your teens about media        Mental Health and Teens: watch for the danger signs


You should be receiving a welcome email soon with instructions on registering for our new patient portal.  If you need to access your child's records before receiving your email please call the office.  We are excited about the improved features and user friendliness of this portal.

For COVID 19 updates please refer to our  Facebook page 

For Information and Guidelines on Discontinuation of Isolation or Quarantine: from IDPH  click here from CDC click here

For helpful tips on parenting during a pandemic go to Healthy - From the American Academy of Pediatrics

 Madison County Health Department is now providing vaccines for qualifying children 0-18 years of age on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays by appointment.  If your child is VFC eligible you can call 618-692-8954 to schedule an appointment.

Welcome to Our Practice

Welcome to Young Pediatrics.  Choosing your child’s pediatrician is an extremely important decision and we are thankful to be a part of you and your family’s life.  At Young Pediatrics we pride ourselves in utilizing best medical practice in a kid friendly environment to care for your child from birth through adolescence.  

Throughout the website you can find helpful information such as contact information, vaccine schedule, handouts on common childhood issues, and links to further resources.  You can also find the link to our patient portal where you are able to fill out forms and surveys necessary for well child visits, request medication refills, and send us a non-urgent question.  We recognize that your time is valuable and strive to provide efficient and up to date answers to any and all concerns.

Thank you for allowing us to partner with you in the care of your child.  We look forward to building a relationship with you and your family and are available to help if and when you need us.  It truly does take a village to raise a child and we are honored to be part of that village.  



Meet Our Staff


  • Staci Young, MD

    Dr. Young was born and raised in the metro-east and graduated from Granite City High School. She graduated magna cum laude from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. 

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  • Elizabeth Satterly, MD

    Dr. Satterly was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. She knew from early on that she wanted to be a pediatrician.

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    Stephanie Lorts

    Dr. Stephanie Lorts grew up in Bethalto, Illinois. She attended University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and earned her Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology, graduating with Highest Distinction in 2011. 

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  • Alison Cosa RN, FNP-C

    Alison Cosa, MSN, RN, FNP-C, has been providing care for patients at Young Pediatrics since 2012.

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