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Dr. Mark McKenna – Success Through Adversity

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Most people have never heard of Mark McKenna, MD or know of his successes and struggles. Mark is a medical doctor and CEO and very successful at that, but before we get started with his successes lets start at the beginning.

Growing up in Louisiana, Mark attended Tulane University Medical School. Soon after joining his father in private practice. While practicing with his father, he launched McKenna Venture Investments, Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, Inc. Everything was looking up for Mark, but soon in 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit. It destroyed his investments and businesses in New Orleans forcing him to start over. Were a normal person would normally be in a bit angry, Mark decided to take an active part in rebuilding New Orleans.

A few years after Katrina, Mark relocated and started ShapeMed. ShapeMed based in Atlanta is a wellness and aesthetics based medical practice and has been featured on the CBS television show entitled Doctorpreneur. Were he talks about the process of launching an innovative, nationwide, physician-partner franchise model. Eventually on 2014, Mark sold ShapeMed for an undisclosed amount to Lifetime Fitness.

Then again Mark with his entrepreneurial spirit launched another company in 2017. Now as founder and CEO of OVME a medical aesthetic company. McKenna is currently a member of Entrepreneurs Organization and hope to promote and assist the next generation of entrepreneurs. Mark with his many success had to overcome some one of the strangest of adversities still managed to be the come back kid with a string of successes.

Dr. Mark McKenna is married to Gianine McKenna and has a beautiful daughter Milana Elle. Even with his crazy schedule he still manages to find the time for his family even his four-year old Pomeranian. With such energy and drive I can only see more good things for the successful Dr. McKenna.

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Two Is Better Than One: Dr. Walden Talks Motherhood And IVF

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When Dr. Walden took a step back to reflect on her accomplishments, she realized something was missing. While she has always been close to her family, Walden admits that she hadn’t put much thought into starting her own. Always career driven goal oriented, Walden says that her early years were spent focusing on her career. Becoming a plastic surgeon was virtually her only priority, nothing else seemed to deserve much of her time until she had achieved that goal.

After completing a nearly eight-year stint at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, and building Walden’s own successful practice, Dr. Walden felt she was ready to start a family. Feeling her time was running out, and with no true prospects for marriage, she began looking into IUI, or intrauterine insemination. As a cosmetic surgeon, Walden admits that she is accustomed to seeing immediate results after performing procedures on patients, which made it difficult to wait out the process of finding out its success.

When IUI was unsuccessful, she began to explore other options. Determined to become a mother, and share her love and success with someone else, Walden decided to try in vitro fertilization. With just a 22% chance of success, the odds of achieving a fertilization seemed slim, yet Walden was undeterred. After just three cycles of IVF, Dr. Walden discovered that she had more than just one bun baking.

Now the mother of twin boys Houston and Rex, Walden shared that her journey to motherhood was filled with challenges and setbacks, but as most mothers would say-it as worth it.

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