HIP was started by Johanna Butler in September 2018. Johanna is passionate about health care because of her personal medical history. As a kid, Johanna frequented her primary care doctor’s office, the hospital, and urgent care. As an adult, she has tackled health challenges that led her to a range of interesting experiences–everything from establishing a primary care doctor in a new city to getting treated for pink eye while abroad in Budapest, Hungary. All of these experiences have led Johanna to a strong belief in patient self-advocacy and expecting more from our health care system.