Having the ability to come-up with new ideas is priceless, especially in the business world. If you’re selling something that others aren’t, then you’ll be a full-step ahead of the competition. This is the case with Dr. Mark McKenna. This phenomenal man is a brilliant-thinker to the highest degree. His mind is constantly in motion to some degree, which comes from brainstorming. Though he was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Mark McKenna has taken over Atlanta, Georgia, in more ways than one. ShapeMED, a health and wellness practice, specialized in providing non-surgical procedures for better living. The company was founded by McKenna, and it hosted a wide array of services like hormonal therapy, Botox injections, weight-loss solutions and other injectable treatments. Thanks to its great success, ShapeMed was certified with the prestigious “Black Diamond” accolade.
This eclectic man of many talents started his professional career as a doctor. He was licensed in both surgery and in medicine. This licensing came from the Georgia and Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. McKenna comes from a family of professionals as he followed in his father’s footsteps. After graduating from Tulane University Medical School, he would work alongside of his father in the medical field. Shortly after that, Dr. Mark McKenna would branch-out to pursue other personal endeavors. One of his biggest and best creations came in the form of his very own real estate firm. McKenna Venture Investments had a boutique type of vibe as it specialized in real estate development. To put things in a better perspective, this business was worth an estimated $4 million and McKenna was earning $500,000 a year.
Dr. Mark McKenna is living his dream. This loving father and happily married man has personified the word ingenious. There are many more success stories that can be mentioned about this man, but there are only so many hours in a day.
Dr. Jennifer Walden is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery whose groundbreaking work and opinion is highly respected by many. Her private practice Walden Cosmetic Surgery Center, PLLC located in Austin TX. At Westlake Medical Center, Dr. Walden’s patients have their surgical procedures her fully accredited office operating suite. Dr. Walden and her staff have a positive outlook on plastic surgery procedures. Their focus is to provide the patient with results that enhance their inner-happiness while increasing self-esteem.
Jennifer Walden is known in the plastic surgery industry for using innovative technology, such as ultra-high resolution 3-D imaging technology called a Vectra that enables a visual image of a patient’s face, breast, and other body parts. Also, the ThermiVa will assist in temperature-controlled, radio-frequency system for vaginal tightening and rejuvenation. While in New York, Walden worked in clinical trials that led to the reintroduction of silicone breast implants.
Dr. Walden is the media spokesperson for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and was previously the spokesperson for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.Walden has made countless appearances on media outlets as an expert. On TV, she has appeared on CBS, Fox News, E!, and ABC major television networks, and in publications Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Vive Magazine, and Bride Guide. In her local market of Austin, TX she has a weekly lifestyle segment on KVUE-TV. Looking Good and Living Well has become a local fan favorite. Jennifer Walden’s opinion matters to her many followers and some of those followers gain the courage to try plastic surgery procedures.
She studied Biology at the University of Texas, and received her MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch where she also completed a residency. It was in Manhattan that she had a fellowship and gained expertise while working in aesthetic surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. She serves on the Modern Aesthetics’ and Plastic Surgery Practice Editorial Board of Directors. It is after the birth of her twins that she moved back to her native state of Texas, and established a thriving practice in the Westlake area.
InnovaCare is a well-known quality health provider based in North America. It specializes in the provision of Medicaid and Medicare Advantage programs. The programs offer Americans Mexicans an affordable health plan that caters to most of the medical concerns. InnovaCare Health values the lives of all people and has an undeterred focus to install life changing plans in society. They rotate their works around patience and quality to maintain consistently good treatment without discriminating against varying socio economic statuses.
InnovaCare has a highly professional administrative team that works cooperatively and diligently to ascertain the smooth operations of Medicare and Medicaid programs. The president and chief executive officer Rick Shinto has an extensive leadership portfolio in the medical field that has fully equipped him with the will power and knowledge to raise InnovaCare’s performance to a world status.
Richard who is known by his alias name Rick received his bachelors from the University of California before specializing in medicine at the State University of New York. He then enrolled into the University of Redlands where he acquired a postgraduate degree in business administration. Richard’s first job was in Southern California where he interned as a pulmonologist. He has a working experience with Aveta Corporation as a chief executive officer for four years and NAMM as a chief medical officer and head operations manager. He served at MedPartners as a corporate vice president and left to work for Cal Optima Health, a position he held until he joined InnovaCare Health.
InnovaCare’s human resource team added three competitive professionals in June 2015 with the helpful input of Rick Shinto. The three included Penelope Kokkinides, a seasoned leader who has expertise in running the Medicaid and Medicare programs. Penelope’s resume entails working for Centerlight Healthcare as an executive vice president and chief operating officer. She worked for Touchstone Health as a chief operating officer and served as a vice president for Care Management and Disease. Penelope joined InnovaCare as a chief administrative officer and commented that the recruitment was an honorable experience in her career.
Penelope is an alumnus of Binghamton University who has a bachelors in biological sciences and classical languages. She has master’s degree in public health from New York University and social works from Colombia University. She has post masters degree in alcohol and substance abuse from New York University. Her rich educations and invaluable working experience give her an unmatched vision in creating the best health plans for Americans.
Comprehensive treatment for breast cancer has evaded health specialists for decades. What could be the reason for this situation? What has not been done in spite of billions of dollars used in research and treatment? Fortunately, Tempus, a cancer-fighting startup from Groupon founder Erick Lefkofsky has discovered the gap and come up with a solution.Tempus has observed that despite the rising number of deaths from breast cancer, its data collection, storage and use has remained minimal. Effective treatment of breast cancer calls for past records on how it starts, the interventions carried out and its prognosis.
Cancer is an abnormal growth and proliferation of cells. For effective treatment, it is important to study the molecular cell abnormalities and genetic mutation that make cancer cells unresponsive to chemotherapy. This study phase has been conducted by many research centers and hospitals. Unfortunately, the studies and research data have remained in individual research centers and hospitals.Tempus has come out to remedy this situation. The organization plans to break this individual approach in breast cancer treatment by introducing an operating system for cancer patients. Tempus, in partnership with the University of Chicago Medicine, will analyze the data in this platform from the over 1,000 breast cancer patients. The data collected and analyzed will assist doctors and researchers in uncovering the patterns that can predict how patients will respond to treatment.
Cancer treatment presents a challenge as it requires targeted therapy of the cancerous cells. Besides, the constant mutations and individual genetic makeup further complicate the treatment regimen. To overcome this hindrance, Tempus uses machines learning and genomic sequencing to help physicians in making real-time personalized treatment judgments.To help in realizing this patient focused treatment dubbed Precision Promise trial, Tempus has been selected by Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCan) to utilize its technology in supporting this revolutionary effort.
Erick Lefkofsky is the co-founder and CEO of Tempus, the technological company that has built an operating system to battle cancer. He has a degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from University of Michigan Law School. He is the author of Accelerated Disruption and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago.Lefkofsky is the co-founder of Lightbank and Uptake Technologies. Together with his wife, Liz, they have established Lefkofsky Family Foundation to assist disadvantaged communities.
Capitol Anesthesiology Association (CAA) is an independent practice for the physicians with specialties in anesthesiology. The Texas-based practice comprises of over 80 physicians and 130 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetics (CRNAs). CAA has well-trained physicians (MDs) in various fields of anesthesia including obstetric, cardiothoracic, and pediatric anesthesiology. The physicians practicing at the association require the certification from the American Board of Anesthesiology during their period of work.
The operations at CAA
The MDs and the CRNAs at Capitol Anesthesiology Association provide a safe anesthesiology experience to over 20 medical facilities in greater Austin Area. The administrative staff at CAA works hand in hand with anesthesia personnel and insurance companies to run a smooth billing process. Capitol Anesthesiology Association focuses on providing anesthesia services for the pain alleviation before, during, and after surgery.
Types of Anesthesia
The different types of anesthesia available include the general anesthesia, regional anesthesia, and local/monitored anesthesia. The CRNAs administer general anesthesia in an extensive surgery that requires the patients to be unconscious. The regional/local anesthesia alleviates pain on a small part of the body, for example, an arm, leg, or lower part of the abdomen. The local anesthesia controls pain during the operations on the small areas of soft tissues. Other types of anesthesia used by CAA include pediatric, obstetric, cardiovascular, and thoracic anesthesia.
Capitol Anesthesiology Association is a great supporter of different non-profit based organizations in Austin. Groups that they have previously worked with in the past include Austin Smiles, Dell Children’s Surgical Global Outreach, Eels on Wheels, Operation Smile, Children’s Medical Center Foundation, Family Eldercare, and Partnerships for Children.