Dear Northrup family: Dr. Joe took care of my daughter nearly one year ago after a tragic accident. She was full of fear after her surgery, and only felt safe with Dr. Joe. He always took time. He built a relationship with her and taught her to trust. She felt safe when he was around. They shared pictures of beloved pets and, at times, he just sat with her, even though he had a million other places to be. He answered her questions, made her feel comfortable, and was the bright spot during our most difficult time. We are so sad to hear this devastating news of the passing of ths kind, skilled, caring, and good, good man.