Dr. Mark McKenna: Upgrading the Patient Experience

When Dr. Mark McKenna started his work with OVME he had a vision for the future that included a successful integration of real estate and technology. The first thing that he wanted to do was make his clients feel as though there were bathed in luxury when entering his facility. OVME is a practice specifically designed to cater to medical aesthetics. Because of this specialization, Dr. Mark McKenna wanted his patients to feel as though the entire experience was rich and vibrant. In a way, he wanted to feel as though it was a precursor to the medical care that they were about to receive.

“A Glimpse Into What Drives Atlanta Entrepreneur Dr. Mark McKenna” is an article that talks about some of the other reasons why he is put such unique levels of work into OVME. Dr. Mark McKenna believes that OVME can be a flagship practice for a fleet of other medical facilities that provide aesthetics at a personal level. His goal is to make the process feel as normal and noninvasive as possible. One way to do this is to see patients in their home. He is hoping to finish the development on an application that will allow him to do that. He has always been a fan of companies that disrupt the normal pattern, such as Uber, so he wanted to disrupt the medical field in his own way. By offering patients the opportunity to receive medical care in their own home he is changing the way that people understand medicine nowadays.

Another way that he is seeking to upgrade the medical aesthetics experience is by offering a video chat service that would allow doctors to consult with their patients before they even come into the office. This consultation service would change the way that people think about aesthetics on a global basis. Instead of having to clear out time in their schedule to visit an office, they can sit down for a quick meeting with a physician and talk about what they need out of the service. For Dr. Mark McKenna this is one of the ways that OVME will set itself apart and upgrade the patient experience.

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Dr. Saad Saad, A Prominent Pediatric Surgeon Offers Simple Advice That Could Change Your Life

News reports remind us daily of suffering and conflict in the Palestine region, challenging us to stay concerned and compassionate when an endless stream of news never seems to be “good news”. Dr Saad Saad reminds us that there are people that live within these borders- within every geographical border- that are the same inside, with the same potential for greatness. Dr Saad Saad, now retired, was by trade a Palestinian born pediatric surgeon. His many accomplishments are too numerous to list but his career took him from a role as a personal surgeon to the Saudi royal family to a role as the co-medical director at the K Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in New Jersey. An extraordinary man, Stephen Callahan interviewed the doctor and details inspirational advice Dr. Saad offered in his article, “Life Lessons From Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon”.

The amazing thing about the advice that Dr. Saad offers is the simplicity, rules that will have holistic ramifications over one’s life but are also easily accessible maxims for anyone. Lesson number one entails a person having unwavering focus on ones goals and not giving up. As example, Dr Saad tells the story of the day he decided to become a pediatric surgeon. Though he was a Palestinian refugee in Kuwait, he decided as a high-schooler that he wanted to be a pediatric surgeon. Though his class and background might not have primed him for such a career, once his mind was set he had unwavering focus and nothing could deter him from this goal.

The second piece of life advice that Dr. Saad offers is that people employ will power and drive to their day-to-day lives. The surgeon is no procrastinator and believes that each day should be maximized for efficiency without putting off goals and tasks for another day. He saw a problem in a surgical procedure that an operation required two incisions, exposing a child to further exposure and risk, and he developed a new technique that eliminated one of those incisions. This new application of procedure was applied over two-thousand times. Because Dr. Saad lived with the expectation for himself that he should pursue goals with impeccable immediacy his inspiration was not merely an idea that would just languish and disappear, but one that would become immediate improvements in a child’s life.

Ideas that seem like pipe dreams could become achievable goals if we apply unwavering focus and maximize each day for working towards our desired outcomes. This couplet of advice offers inspiration to everyone. Dr. Saad Saad is proud of his humble origins and is example of a person that could achieve career and personal success through smart and focus driven passion in their career. Learn more : https://www.doximity.com/pub/saad-saad-md