Dr. Mark McKenna is a doctor and an entrepreneur. He has been a featured guest on the CBS “Doctorpreneur” which as the name implies features doctors who have an entrepreneurial spirit in medical community. Dr. McKenna is well aware of his patients needs as he is savvy about new technologies that the medical profession brings about.
Dr. Mark McKenna earned his degree at Tulane Medical School, after which practiced medicine for five years with his father. He soon realized that being a doctor wouldn’t earn him a lot of money, so he branched out into other areas in which he could use his mind.
In his early days as a medical student, Dr. Mark McKenna bought some real estate; also, did some “moonlighting” jobs for $50 an hour doing physicals for inmates at local prison. All of this money he earned was being invested wisely.
Upon opening his first medical practice, Dr. Mark McKenna also started his first boutique real estate development firm called McKenna Venture Investments. In which he didn’t stop there, he went on an acquired or launched the Universal Mortgage Lending as well as Uptown Lending, Inc.
Dr. Mark McKenna’s portfolio of companies has grown to more than fifty employees. Offering a turnkey of services featuring design-building, and financing, of real estate closing services.
With the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Mark McKenna lost everything. He was forced to evacuate, his employees soon scattered, he money went to zero and he was forced to start over. However, this disaster didn’t stop him and make him give up. He was soon able to return to New Orleans and rebuild his companies during the relief efforts of rebuilding New Orleans and Louisiana.
He started out by buying property that was worth to nothing, rebuilding it and leasing out as low-income properties. He soon began his company by rebuilding and flipping properties.
Dr. McKenna then moved to Atlanta, enrolling in an MBA program and opened up ShapeMed; a chain of medical offices which offer Botox, laser hair removal, and weight counseling services.
Now at the age of 43, Dr. McKenna is onto a new venture which will open in 2018. It is call OVME(pronounce Of Me). The vision of OVME is to allow physicians to make house calls to patients requiring BOTOX injections, it will be like an UBER for Botox patients.
So as one can see, Dr. McKenna is much more than just a medical doctor. He has done a lot in his lifetime, rising to the top, crawling back from the bottom during disaster, and now rising back to the top. He appears to be the perfect example of what an entrepreneur is.
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