Dr. Mark McKenna is the true definition of success. He is a licensed medical doctor, a dedicated community servant, an established entrepreneur, and a family man. He started his medical career in New Orleans working with his father after graduating from Tulane University Medical School and simultaneously did physicals for prisoners at a fee in order to be able to raise capital to venture into the real estate industry. He successfully launched McKenna Venture Investments after saving all the money he earned, and it would go on to be profitable. His interest in the real estate would guide him to launch another entity, Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, Inc.
Fate not being so kind to his interests, in 2005 Hurricane Katrina swept over New Orleans. Dr. Mark McKenna witnessed a staggering loss overnight following this tragedy but soon found footing during the rehabilitation process. Dr. Mark McKenna relocated to Atlanta in 2007 and made a comeback to medicine through ShapeMed, a wellness center dealing with cosmetic treatments. He practiced here until 2015 when he sold ShapeMed to Lifetime Fitness which was then publicly traded. He also joined Lifetime as part of the staff for a year.
After ShapeMed, Dr. Mark McKenna launched OVME, a new form of medical aesthetic experience. He explains that OVME is pronounced as “of me” and provides minimally invasive procedures in a variety of skin and facial services like Botox. Other services include weight loss management and testosterone replacement therapy among others. In what Dr. Mark McKenna describes as the uber or Airbnb of medicine, OVME will use an app that will enable them to send doctors to patients to do house calls and virtual consults. He expects this unique innovation to be met with tangible fruition as these are procedures in high demand in the country.
Dr. Mark McKenna says one of the ways he is able to maintain discipline in his practice is visualizing his goals and working towards achieving them. Meditation, he says, enables him to keep focus and his mind fresh as he meditates daily.