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East Alabama Medical Center recently welcomed three new doctors, C. Dyer Diskin, M.D., Ashley Love, M.D., and Gretchen Vandiver, M.D.

Dr. C. Dyer Diskin joined the team at Hypertension and Nephrology. Dr. Diskin earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed his fellowship in nephrology at Stanford University and his internal medicine residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

Following a year of clinical nephrology at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, California, Dr. Diskin received the Satellite Research Fellows Grant to work for Satellite Healthcare in San Jose, California. During his time there as a research fellow, he was the principal investigator for “The Effect of Intradialytic Exercise on the Physical Function of People Undergoing Hemodialysis (IDEX).” This study helped connect exercise professionals with patients on dialysis to teach them simple exercises they could complete while on dialysis to improve their mobility.

Dr. Diskin also worked on the “Trial to Evaluate Anticoagulation Therapy in Hemodialysis Patients with Atrial Fibrillation (RENAL-AF)” to evaluate the use of apixaban for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing hemodialysis. In addition, he participated in a case series on patients with left ventricular assistance devices receiving dialysis care.

Originally from Opelika, Dr. Diskin and his wife, Geraldine, have been married for three years. He is the son of Dr. Charles Diskin, who has practiced in hypertension and nephrology at EAMC for 37 years.

Dr. Diskin is board certified in internal medicine and is recently board eligible for nephrology. He is practicing at Hypertension and Nephrology, 2609 Village Professional Drive, Suite 3, in Opelika. To schedule an appointment, call 334-749-6523.

Both Ashley Love, M.D. and Gretchen Vandiver, M.D, recently joined the team at Pediatric Clinic, LLC. Dr. Love earned her medical degree from UAB, where she also completed her pediatrics residency. Dr. Vandiver earned her medical degree from the University of South Alabama and completed her residency at Greenville Health System in Greenville, S.C.

Dr. Love is originally from Dothan, Ala., and her medical interests include newborn care and breastfeeding education. She has been married to her husband, Houston, for six years, and they have a 10-month-old son, Sam.

Originally from Cullman, Ala., Dr. Vandiver’s medical interests include newborn medicine, ADHD and diabetes.

Both Dr. Love and Dr. Vandiver are practicing at Pediatric Clinic, LLC, 2401 Village Professional Drive, Opelika. To schedule an appointment, call 334-749-8121.

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