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Dr. Merry Downer, MD

Nephrology ·  Female · Age 62

  5 Reviews
Dr. Downer
1025 S 6th St Springfield, IL 62703

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Dr. Merry Downer, MD is a nephrology specialist in Springfield, IL and has been practicing for 31 years. She graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1988 and specializes in nephrology.


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Dr. Downer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Downer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Kidney Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Downer treats Chronic Kidney Diseases more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Downer treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
Hyperkalemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Downer treats Hyperkalemia more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Downer treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Gout
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Downer treats Gout more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Downer treats this condition more than 88% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Juvenile Gout

Dr. Downer's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Gout
  • Hemodialysis
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Purpura
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Downer

4.2

Based on 5 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Downer's Performance
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  • Time well spent
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  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Merry Downer, MD
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I was following up on lifestyle changes to prevent future kidney stones and she was always very warm, friendly, knowledgeable, clear, and easy to talk to. Her recommendations were practical and realistic and she never seemed rushed or uninterested.
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Told my father he needed to go on diaylis; we sought a second opinion and went to new dr were able to keep him off for another year
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Biography

Dr. Merry Downer, MD is a nephrology specialist in Springfield, IL and has been practicing for 31 years. She graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1988 and specializes in nephrology.

Specialties

  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Education

Advocate Il Masonic Med Center
Residency Hospital
University Of Mi Hosps and Health Ctrs
Residency Hospital
1988
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School
1988

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83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average