When we think about the medical industry, we think of the thankless work of doctors and medical researchers. We often do not think of the business side of the industry, and you often don’t hear about medical entrepreneurship either. However, there are new businesses that are disrupting the medical industry, pushing innovation and customer-focused service to the forefront.
Dr. Mark McKenna is one of these medical entrepreneur and a Medical Doctor who is licensed by both the Georgia and Florida State Boards. A graduate from Tulane University Medical School, Dr. Mark McKenna started his entrepreneurship early in his career. After finishing his medical training, he worked at his father’s medical practice. While there, he launched McKenna Venture Investments, and would expand his business portfolio to include Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title. However, Hurricane Katrina would not only devastate New Orleans, but also his businesses. For two years, he would work to help New Orleans rebuild, and afterwards, Dr. Mark McKenna would move to Georgia in 2007.
In that same year, Dr. Mark McKenna would also start ShapeMed, a wellness and aesthetic-based medical practice. ShapeMed would be a success story, and he would sell the company to Life Time Fitness Inc. in 2014. He would still be connected to ShapeMed as he served as Life Time Fitness’s National Medical Director until 2016, when he resigned to once again work for himself.
A year later, Dr. Mark McKenna would announce OVME, which he describes as a consumer facing, technology enabled, medical aesthetic company. OVME’s vision is simple, to create something like Uber except for aesthetic, elective medical procedures. Clients, using OVME’s app, can connect to freelance practitioners who will make house calls, letting clients receive things like Botox treatments in the comfort of their home and at the convenience of their schedule.
McKenna, since graduating in 1999, has been both a doctor and an entrepreneur. With experience in finance, real estate, and medicine, it isn’t surprising to see OVME being a topic of conversation in the medical field, and to see people interested in what Mark McKenna does in the future.
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