One of the most overlooked medical practices in the country is about to get an entrepreneurial transformation. Dr. Mark McKenna surveys cosmetic surgery and practice lacking what other advancing fields in the world have already delivered, a commercial and technological platform inside the public sphere. Any treatment practice involving self-image restoration wanting to thrive in today’s society needs a broader, more accessible platform.
Dr. Mark McKenna plans to convert the black sheep of medical practice into that of Uber and Airbnb, whose wide-gap success is primarily owed to media technology and strategic tech-devised gateways. Dr. McKenna is founder and owner of Atlanta’s newly granted aesthetic procedural clinic OVME, pronounced “Of Me”, a dream haven for cosmetic care and body image treatments. Dr. McKenna combines his two passions with his new establishment.
A graduate of Tulane School of Medicine, Dr. Mark McKenna has been running businesses ventures since his time at Tulane. Growing up and watching his doctor father stress over the money side of medicine, Dr. McKenna sought out real-estate investments to equilibrate his potential losses. He invested all he had in med student and bought out properties in his college- and home-town of New Orleans, Louisiana. When Katrina hit in 2005 Dr. McKenna regained all his property losses through public housing reconstruction projects. After leaving leave New Orleans for Atlanta, he returned to his medical background and opened ShapeMed, a local surgical procedures clinic, similar to OVME with no subsidiaries or funding from elsewhere.
With an upper hand inside online marketing, his company was able top the million dollar mark and grab the attention of health and fitness giant, LifeTime Fitness and be purchased within the 8-year mark. Shortly after, Dr. Mark McKenna dived for a more self-inclined investment, that of OVME. With towering health and fitness investment company, responsible for the success of Orange Theory Fitness Chain, Equity38 on its back, Dr. Mark McKenna’s new enterprise is ready to revolutionize the cosmetic world. OVME’s purpose, different from other local cosmetic surgeons will be to individualize each patient and their needs with on-call, at-home private visit options and stronger contact between patients and specialists. OVME’s opening takes place in March 2018, Atlanta, GA.