Our Providers


About Keith Loven, M.D.

dr-loven-300x225Dr. Loven began private practice in 1988. In January, 1995, the practice
moved into our Goodlettsville office and was named Rivergate Dermatology and Skin Care Center. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University Medical School. He 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.

About C. Drew Claudel, M.D.


dr-drew-claudele-300x225Dr. Claudel joined our practice in July, 1999. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center and did residency at Vanderbilt University Medical School. He then went on to a fellowship in Mohs surgery at Louisiana State University Medical Center. Dr. Claudel provides Mohs surgery for our patients with complicated skin cancers to achieve the best medical and cosmetic result. Dr. Claudel has a son, Rouen and resides with his wife, Keri.

About Emmitt Ray Claud, PA-C

ray-claude-2Mr. Claud joined our clinic as a Physician Assistant in September, 2004. He received a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in December, 1999. He then received certification from The National Certification of Physician Assistants in November, 2003. Mr. Claud provides general dermatological services and minor procedures under the guidance of our physicians. He and his wife, Susan, reside in Clarksville.

About Lauren Joines, NP-C

lauren-joines-267x300Lauren began with Rivergate Dermatology as a Nurse Practitioner in March, 2014. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Cumberland University in June, 2009. She then practiced as a Registered Nurse in orthopedics for 5 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, TN with her husband, Clint, and son, McKinnon.

About Brandon McNickle, PA-C

Brandon began with Rivergate Dermatology in August 2017. He attended Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN to earn his Masters in Science Medicine degree in July 2015. He earned his certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants to become a Physician Assistant in September 2015. 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.