After a thyroidectomy led to a devastating decline in his quality of life, Philip James, a patient advocate, set out to learn more about thyroid disease. He hosts the podcast "Doctor Thyroid" where he interviewed over 100 thyroid experts. This inspired his book, “Say No to Thyroid Surgery." His book and podcast aim to empower patients with information about the latest advancements in non-surgical treatment options for thyroid disease, emphasizing the importance of preserving quality of life by not losing the thyroid. Philip’s work leads the change and conversation around thyroid disease and has given hope to patients who are seeking alternatives to surgery.