Dr. Merry Downer, MD

Dr. Merry Downer, MD

Nephrology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 61
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Dr. Merry Downer, MD is a nephrology specialist in Springfield, IL and has been practicing for 30 years. She graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1988 and specializes in nephrology.

1025 S 6th St

Springfield, IL 62703

Contact Information

(217) 735-9555

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Downer performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chronic Kidney Diseases
high
more than 88% of peers
Hyperkalemia
high
more than 82% of peers
Acute Kidney Failure
normal
more than 74% of peers

Dr. Downer's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Nephrology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

41  Conditions Treated

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3  Procedures

  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Downer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Downer's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Downer to family and friends
5 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Downer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

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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