If you’re not familiar with Dr. Mark McKenna, perhaps you’re familiar with ShapeMed, a non-surgical wellness center based in Atlanta, GA. Founded in 2007, ShapeMed is a medical facility that prides themselves on their holistic approach towards patient care, which includes providing patients with access to the facility’s staff of nutritionist, dieticians, and medical practitioners. After achieving marked success with this business model, Dr. McKenna sold the business in 2014 to Lifetime Fitness, a chain of health clubs in the U.S. and Canada.
With regard to his educational background, Dr. McKenna attended Tulane University, earning an MD/MBA in 1999, before joining his father’s medical practice. Unlike his father, however, Dr. Mark McKenna had his sights set on the business world, which soon led to him becoming the Founder of McKenna Venture Investments, a privately held boutique real estate firm based in Atlanta, GA. From there, McKenna launched Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, two separate businesses that worked with his real estate firm to handle financing as well as the closing services for a variety of properties.
As a businessman, who also happens to be a licensed physician, Dr. Mark McKenna has managed to combine his two passions into highly successful entrepreneurial ventures. In addition to ShapeMed, he also launched OVME in 2017, a company known for leveraging technology to deliver medical aesthetics to their patients. If you’re unfamiliar with medical aesthetics, it involves the use of technology to enhance a patient’s appearance, cosmetically. This unique approach towards cosmetic enhancement has proven so successful that it has prompted Dr. McKenna to seriously consider opening a chain of OVME locations.
What does the future hold for the businessman/medical doctor? It’s probably safe to say the sky’s the limit. In an article featured in ideamensch, a user-generated platform for entrepreneurs to share experiences, Dr. Mark McKenna describes his future goals for OVME as being overarching. In the article, he explains how he plans on making botox treatments available to patients as well as rolling out a mobile app to make scheduling appointments easier for current and prospective patients.