Dr. Merry Downer, MD

Dr. Merry Downer, MD

Nephrology  |  
Female  |  
Age 60
(4)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Merry Downer, MD is a nephrology doctor who practices in Springfield, IL. She is 60 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

1025 S 6th St

Springfield, IL 62703

Contact Information

(217) 735-9555

Insurance Accepted

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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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

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Specialties

  • Nephrology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Acidosis
  • 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
  • Gout
  • 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, Chronic
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Purpura
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Small Kidney
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Downer to family and friends
4.0
based on 4 total reviews (1 with a comment)
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 (1)
in Versailles il |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Downer accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • 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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
200 Stahlhut Dr
Lincoln, IL 62656
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HSHS St. John's Hospital
800 East Carpenter Street
Springfield, IL 62769
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Memorial Medical Center
701 North 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62781
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