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.

MICHAEL DIGBY, MD

Dr. Digby is originally from Anniston, AL. He received his Bachelor of Science from Jacksonville State University in 2004 and his Medical Degree from Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed his Internal Medicine Internship at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, GA. This internship was followed by a tour as a flight surgeon at Fort Rucker in Alabama. Dr. Digby then went on to complete a Dermatology residency at the San Antonio Military Medical Center.

 

Dr. Digby is a board-certified fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Digby is passionate about being able to serve his patient’s in all facets of their dermatological needs. He also enjoys spending time with his family, as well as serving his church as both a deacon and a teacher.

Michael Digby, MD, dermatologist at Loven Dermatology
Michael Digby, MD, dermatologist at Loven Dermatology

MICHAEL DIGBY, MD

Dr. Digby is originally from Anniston, AL. He received his Bachelor of Science from Jacksonville State University in 2004 and his Medical Degree from Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed his Internal Medicine Internship at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, GA. This internship was followed by a tour as a flight surgeon at Fort Rucker in Alabama. Dr. Digby then went on to complete a Dermatology residency at the San Antonio Military Medical Center.

 

Dr. Digby is a board-certified fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Digby is passionate about being able to serve his patient’s in all facets of their dermatological needs. He also enjoys spending time with his family, as well as serving his church as both a deacon and a teacher.

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.

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.

EDIE LACEFIELD, RN

Edie was born and raised in Western Kentucky and relocated to the Nashville area in 2002. She has over seventeen years of diverse nursing experience as a surgical nurse and management in peri-operative nursing.

 

Edie enjoys providing a positive patient experience and ensuring her patients are comfortable during their visit. She prescribes to the philosophy of “less is more” while providing subtle, yet desired beauty enhancements. “You don’t want everyone to know you just had a cosmetic treatment. You want people to look at you and say, ‘Wow! You look so rested and refreshed!’” Edie lives in Gallatin, Tennessee with her husband Casey and two daughters, Ivy Grace and Linen.

Edie Lacefield, RN at Loven Dermatology
Edie Lacefield, RN at Loven Dermatology

EDIE LACEFIELD, RN

Edie was born and raised in Western Kentucky and relocated to the Nashville area in 2002. She has over seventeen years of diverse nursing experience as a surgical nurse and management in peri-operative nursing.

 

Edie enjoys providing a positive patient experience and ensuring her patients are comfortable during their visit. She prescribes to the philosophy of “less is more” while providing subtle, yet desired beauty enhancements. “You don’t want everyone to know you just had a cosmetic treatment. You want people to look at you and say, ‘Wow! You look so rested and refreshed!’” Edie lives in Gallatin, Tennessee with her husband Casey and two daughters, Ivy Grace and Linen.

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.