Dr. Mark McKenna graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1999. By then had already realized that he would never get wealthy from just practicing medicine. So after medical school, he joined his father’s medical practice in their hometown of New Orleans and established a real estate company. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, he lost millions of dollars. After rebuilding he dissolved the real estate company and, relocated to Atlanta in 2007.
In Atlanta, Dr. Mark McKenna founded ShapeMed a company offering wellness and aesthetics focused elective procedure centers.
In 2015 ShapeMed was purchased by Lifetime Fitness. After spending a year with the company it was bought out by a private equity firm and Dr. Mark McKenna has moved on to a new endeavor.
OVME is Dr. Mark McKenna’s vision for a nationwide network of cosmetic medical offices offering elective cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections, nutritional and weight counseling, laser hair removal, etc. But what makes Dr. Mark McKenna’s concept unique is the OVME also features virtual patient consults and an app which functions as an Uber for Botox patients. The app allows a customer to connect with a freelance practitioner who can make on-demand consults and house calls.
In an interview with Forbes, Dr. McKenna states that a network of practitioners will be established that function similar to Uber or Lyft. Practitioners consist of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
— Dr. Mark McKenna (@drmarkmckenna) July 6, 2018
Dr. Mark McKenna says that they have raised more than 4 million dollars led by an Atlanta investment firm and that the first two centers will open in Atlanta and Nashville. He states that the primary competition for OVME will be local and regional competitors. He goes on to say that presently there is no national competition for OVME and he projects that the business will grow by 25 million dollars over the next five years.