Dr. Mark McKenna is a pioneer in his own right when it comes to the business of medicine. He grew up in a household where his dad was a practicing medical doctor. He wanted to make a difference for people the way his dad had done for so many years.
Dr. Mark McKenna did what was expected to become a doctor. He went to college and medical school. Then, while in medical school he continued to observe his dad’s practice and discovered that the medical industry was drastically changing. The new system of billing and reimbursements impacted the way doctors were being paid, which gave Dr. Mark McKenna the idea to do something different with his medical degree.
While in medical school, Dr. Mark McKenna began a real estate business. He began buying properties in his home state of Louisiana. The money he used to fund the business came from his part-time work of doing physical exams for inmates at the prisons for $50 an hour. Also, he worked for his dad’s general practice for five years. Before long, he had built a multi-million dollar enterprise with real estate.
Unfortunately, the riches he discovered in real estate were somewhat short-lived. After graduating from Tulane Medical School in 1999, the real estate business he had started while in school began to flourish but in 2005 disaster struck. Hurricane Katrina wrecked many of his properties and caused him to lose millions of dollars. Yet, he was incredibly resilient and took on the newest opportunity at hand: buying flooded properties for next to nothing, rehabbing, and flipping them for a profit. He did this until he recouped close to a million dollars and sold off the business thereafter.
Finally, after experiencing continued success in business, this doctor-turned-entrepreneur, found a way to help more people on demand with his expertise. Hence, OVME (‘of me’), an Uber-like business model that does house calls for minimally invasive procedures, like Botox, among others. It has grown in popularity in the city of Atlanta, helping residents to positively increase how they look and feel about themselves.