When Dr. Joe Explains founder, Abby Hofmeister, developed a medical condition that baffled doctors, the lack of information left her bewildered and wrought with anxiety. Abby’s greatest source of comfort came from her father, Dr. Joe Hofmeister, M.D. (yes, he’s a real person) who was particularly good at breaking down complex medical jargon to make things easier for her to understand. Information became Abby’s greatest source of comfort, and a father who knew how to explain it—her greatest resource.
From this experience grew a new purpose in Abby’s life—to become that same source of comfort, information, and clarity for others struggling with the stress, fear, and anxiety of a medical condition. Together, the father-daughter duo assembled a team of medical, educational, and communications experts collectively known as Dr. Joe Explains.