Anesthesiologist saves 15 hours/week in paperwork and can see more patients

Paul Chiu, M.D. is an anesthesiologist, medical director, and owner of Vanguard Interventional Pain Specialists in Alhambra, California.

He has been using PhraseExpander since 2018.


  • Charts need to be comprehensive, and he had to type out everything.
  • He’s a slow typer and finished the charts late at night.
  • Dictation was inefficient and expensive.

How that was solved

  • Text expansion is quicker and less expensive than dictation.
  • PhraseExpander templates allow him to generate personalized charts very quickly.


  • He doesn’t bring the charts home anymore.
  • He saves 15 hours per week in paperwork, and he’s able to see more patients.
  • Reports are more accurate and tailored to patients.