Dr. Mark McKenna to Create On-Demand Botox House Calls

Dr. Mark McKenna earned his doctorate at the Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was following in the path that his father had started by being a doctor, but after graduating from Tulane he realized that he wanted something more out of life. So, he started investing in real estate in New Orleans (before Hurricane Katrina in 2005). Tragically, his real estate portfolio worth upwards of $5,000,000 lost half of its value overnight when the hurricane hit. In addition to the losses from the hurricane, there was writing on the wall from a few different people and so he decided to pack it all up and move to Atlanta, Georgia.

In Atlanta, he started a new and created boutique medical services in partnership with Lifetime Fitness Gyms. In addition to raising his daughter at the time, Lifetime was bought out by a private Equity Firm for 4 billion dollars. In his leaving of Lifetime and selling his medical services business named ShapeMed for 4 million dollars, he decided to continue down the entrepreneurial route and invest his time into creating environments and experiences that are more accessible to the public that had previously been so.

With his flagship store in Atlanta on Peachtree Street, Dr. Mark McKenna will allow clients to have a more personalized experience. Dr. Mark McKenna has become something of a celebrity type in Atlanta. He is creating a mobile application and hiring various forms of doctors who are trained in Botox injections to make house visits to clients; in essence, Dr. Mark McKenna is harnessing the skills of nurse practitioners, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Dr. Mark McKenna is also a philanthropist and will be donating some of the profits from his Botox injection company, OVME, to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. More information can be found about him at OVME’s website, OVME.com.


Jorge Moll: The Brazilian Doctor That Cares

In the article If It Feels Good To Be Good, It Might Be Natural, Shankar Vedantam talks about how Moll and Grafman’s “an experiment has lead researchers to believe that the moral compass, is although hardwired, varies from person to person” (2007). For one reason or another people realized that they couldn’t continue through generations, fulfilling urges that propelled them. Instead they considered, for the survival of their groups, that they had to learn how to respect each other consistently. Out of this, morality came into fruition. Jorge Moll and Grafman were both surprised by this. In Vedantam’s article where he continues, “Altruism…was not a superior moral faculty that suppresses basic selfish urges but rather is basic to the brain, hard-wired and pleasurable”, is as stated earlier a natural pattern of people (crunchbase.com). It’s surprising that Jorge Moll had not stumbled upon this a little earlier as a researcher. Nevertheless, let me introduce you to Jorge Moll.

A lover of neurology, Jorge Moll, the neuroscientist, is always debriefing himself and producing work in this area of expertise as if it were no man’s land, with full reign over it. He has produced so much work that one of his articles fell just shy of being cited 1000 times. And, hailing from The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Jorge Moll has studied a multitude of medical disciplines, garnering him a degree in neurology, and a Ph.D. in Paraphysiology a few years later. He continues to go beast by staying goal oriented, positively motivated and strongly stressing the pursuit of optimal health. With that being said he’s a healer of sorts, beyond fiction.