CARE TEAM

Keith Loven, MD, dermatologist at Loven Dermatology

KEITH LOVEN, MD, CPI, FAAD

Dr. Loven began private practice in 1988. In January 1995, the practice opened our Goodlettsville office, originally Rivergate Dermatology and Skin Care Center, now Loven Dermatology. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University Medical School and is board-certified by The American Board of Dermatology.

 

Dr. Loven provides general, surgical and cosmetic dermatological services. He oversees our Psoriasis Center and our Clinical Research Division. He and his wife, Leslie, have two daughters, Leah and Bethany.

JAMES GRIFFITH, MD, MS

Dr. James Griffith is a board-certified dermatologist and a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon. Dr. Griffith’s special interests include Mohs micrographic surgery, facial reconstruction, surgical management of melanoma, scar rehabilitation and cosmetic dermatology.

 

He earned his undergraduate degree from University of Colorado and a master's degree in biology at Mississippi College. After teaching as an adjunct professor and conducting research, he enrolled in the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He then completed a residency in dermatology and a fellowship in clinical research, lasers and photomedicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Griffith also completed a second fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology, specializing in facial and aesthetic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Griffith is a native Tennessean who grew up in Nashville. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Anne, and son, Tyler.

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JAMES GRIFFITH, MD, MS

Dr. James Griffith is a board-certified dermatologist and a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon. Dr. Griffith’s special interests include Mohs micrographic surgery, facial reconstruction, surgical management of melanoma, scar rehabilitation and cosmetic dermatology.

 

He earned his undergraduate degree from University of Colorado and a master's degree in biology at Mississippi College. After teaching as an adjunct professor and conducting research, he enrolled in the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He then completed a residency in dermatology and a fellowship in clinical research, lasers and photomedicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Griffith also completed a second fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology, specializing in facial and aesthetic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Griffith is a native Tennessean who grew up in Nashville. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Anne, and son, Tyler.

E. Ray Claude, PA-C at Loven Dermatology

E. RAY CLAUD, PA-C

Ray joined our practice in September 2004, as a Physician Assistant. He received a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in December 1999 followed by his certification from The National Certification of Physician Assistants in November 2003.

 

Ray provides general dermatological services and minor procedures under the guidance of our physicians. He and his wife, Susan, reside in Clarksville.

A. LAUREN JOINES, NP-C

Lauren began with Loven Dermatology as a Nurse Practitioner in March 2014. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Cumberland University in June 2009; then practiced as a Registered Nurse in orthopedics for five years before obtaining a Master of Science in nursing from Tennessee State University in May, 2013.

 

She is certified as a Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Lauren provides a wide range of dermatological services as well as minor surgical procedures. Lauren lives in Lebanon, Tennessee with her husband, Clint, and her children, McKinnon and Josie.

Lauren Joines, NP-C at Loven Dermatology
Lauren Joines, NP-C at Loven Dermatology

A. LAUREN JOINES, NP-C

Lauren began with Loven Dermatology as a Nurse Practitioner in March 2014. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Cumberland University in June 2009; then practiced as a Registered Nurse in orthopedics for five years before obtaining a Master of Science in nursing from Tennessee State University in May, 2013.

 

She is certified as a Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Lauren provides a wide range of dermatological services as well as minor surgical procedures. Lauren lives in Lebanon, Tennessee with her husband, Clint, and her children, McKinnon and Josie.

Brandon McNickle, PA-C at Loven Dermatology

BRANDON MCNICKLE, PA-C

Brandon began with Loven Dermatology in August 2017. He attended Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee earning his Masters in Science Medicine degree in July 2015 followed by his Physician Assistant Certification, September 2015, through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

 

Brandon provides a wide range of dermatological services as well as minor surgical procedures under the guidance of the physicians. Brandon lives in Hendersonville with his two children, Layla and Mason.

PEGGY WASHER, LPN, CCRC

Peggy has been with Rivergate Dermatology Research Center for over nineteen years and has been in the medical field since 1979. Peggy worked in the Critical Care Unit at Sumner Regional Medical Center for twelve years prior to joining our team in 1998.

 

Peggy is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator who manages the clinical research center and the Psoriasis Center. Peggy is responsible for research subject care, assists with study procedures, drug accountability, maintaining regulatory affairs as well as educating and treating patients with biologic drugs for psoriasis.

Peggy Washer, LPN, CCRC at Rivergate Dermatology Research Center
Peggy Washer, LPN, CCRC at Rivergate Dermatology Research Center

PEGGY WASHER, LPN, CCRC

Peggy has been with Rivergate Dermatology Research Center for over nineteen years and has been in the medical field since 1979. Peggy worked in the Critical Care Unit at Sumner Regional Medical Center for twelve years prior to joining our team in 1998.

 

Peggy is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator who manages the clinical research center and the Psoriasis Center. Peggy is responsible for research subject care, assists with study procedures, drug accountability, maintaining regulatory affairs as well as educating and treating patients with biologic drugs for psoriasis.

Narey Cooper, RN, BSN at Rivergate Dermatology Clinical Research Center

NAREY COOPER, RN, BSN

Narey has been in the medical field for eighteen years with a previous background in ophthalmology, outpatient surgery, and medical/surgical nursing. Narey has specialized in clinical trials for three years and helps coordinate all clinical trials for Rivergate Dermatology Research Center as well as caring for patients in the Psoriasis Center.

 

Narey is responsible for research subject care, assisting in study procedures, drug accountability, maintaining regulatory affairs as well as educating and treating patients with biologic drugs for psoriasis. Narey is currently working towards obtaining her certification in clinical research coordinating.

SALLY LEWIS, MA
PHLEBOTOMIST

Sally has been in the medical field for twelve years as a medical assistant and phlebotomist. She has been with Loven Dermatology for two years and specializes in research subject care, research assisting, light treatments, and educating along with treating patients using biologic drugs for psoriasis.

 

Sally also manages the care of patients with acne who are taking the medication Accutane.

Sally Lewis, MA, Phlebotomist at Loven Dermatology
Sally Lewis, MA, Phlebotomist at Loven Dermatology

SALLY LEWIS, MA
PHLEBOTOMIST

Sally has been in the medical field for twelve years as a medical assistant and phlebotomist. She has been with Loven Dermatology for two years and specializes in research subject care, research assisting, light treatments, and educating along with treating patients using biologic drugs for psoriasis.

 

Sally also manages the care of patients with acne who are taking the medication, Accutane.

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TAMMY MAHAFFEY, LPN, CRC

Tammy joined Rivergate Dermatology Research Center in July 2018, when she relocated to the Nashville area from Chattanooga with her husband Jeremy. Tammy has been in the medical field since 2008 and is passionate about patient care. Her background includes working in a multispecialty surgical practice, home health and wound care. Tammy is responsible for research subject care, assisting in study procedures, drug accountability, maintaining regulatory affairs and educating and treating patients with biologic drugs for psoriasis, as well. Tammy is currently working towards obtaining her certification is clinical research coordinating.

MARGARETE BANDY
CLINICAL AESTHETICIAN

Margarete is a native of the Nashville area, growing up in and around Madison and Goodlettsville. She graduated from Hunters Lane Comprehensive High School then went on to obtain her aesthetic license in June 2000.

 

Margarete has a passion for skin health and an eye for aesthetics. She has a combined total of eight years working in the dermatology field, with over six of those being with Loven Dermatology. Margarete brings an understanding ear and nurturing touch to her interactions with patients as she assists them with skin care concerns. Whether it be a relaxing facial, chemical peel, microdermabrasion, microneedling, brow wax or tint, you can be sure that your experience will be one of genuine care and concern.

Margarete Bandy, Clinical Aesthetician at Loven Dermatology
Margarete Bandy, Clinical Aesthetician at Loven Dermatology

MARGARETE BANDY
CLINICAL AESTHETICIAN

Margarete is a native of the Nashville area, growing up in and around Madison and Goodlettsville. She graduated from Hunters Lane Comprehensive High School then went on to obtain her aesthetic license in June 2000.

 

Margarete has a passion for skin health and an eye for aesthetics. She has a combined total of eight years working in the dermatology field, with over six of those being with Loven Dermatology. Margarete brings an understanding ear and nurturing touch to her interactions with patients as she assists them with skin care concerns. Whether it be a relaxing facial, chemical peel, microdermabrasion, microneedling, brow wax or tint, you can be sure that your experience will be one of genuine care and concern.

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TAYLOR JONES

Taylor is a native to the Nashville area. During high school she found her passion for skin and decided to dedicate her career to helping people look and feel their best. To pursue her career, she attended Tennessee College of Applied Technology for aesthetics. Once licensed, Taylor worked in a private boutique catering to the Goodlettsville area. She began with Loven Dermatology in 2019. Taylor is very outgoing and funny, with a zest for life!

LINDSEY BREEDLOVE
OFFICE MANAGER

Lindsey began her career with Loven Dermatology in August 2007 as a front office staff member. Over the years, she has transitioned through several different positions to become the Practice Manager in August 2017.

 

Lindsey has two boys, Kason and Knox.

Lindsey Breedlove at Loven Dermatology
Lindsey Breedlove at Loven Dermatology

LINDSEY BREEDLOVE
OFFICE MANAGER

Lindsey began her career with Loven Dermatology in August 2007 as a front office staff member. Over the years, she has transitioned through several different positions to become the Practice Manager in August 2017.

 

Lindsey has two boys, Kason and Knox.