Meet Our Executive Leader and Providers

Our seasoned Executive Director and board-certified Medical Director lead an expert interdisciplinary team of advanced practice professionals, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and aides who specialize in caring for people facing a serious illness or life-limiting condition. Our team is actively involved in each patient’s plan of care in order to achieve the best outcome.

Andy Nguyen, DO
Title: Medical Director

Dr. Nguyen is a board-certified internist. He attended medical school at Touro University of Nevada. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Bay Area Medical Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is involved in several professional organizations, including American College of Osteopathic Internists, American Osteopathic Association, and American Medical Association.

He enjoys traveling, hiking, playing badminton, and spending time with his family.

Lisa Little, LVN
Title: Executive Director

Lisa brings over 12 years of clinical, operations and sales experience. She has a diverse background in not only hospice but in skilled nursing, home health and home care. Lisa is genuinely committed to providing the highest level of clinical care and support for patients - and their families - with dignity and compassion. Lisa’s passion for hospice comes from her personal experience and believes it is an honor serve patients during their end of life journey.

Lisa began her career in the medical field as a Medical assistant over 12 years ago and went on to nursing school at Kaplan University where she obtained her LVN license in 2009. She is currently enrolled at Grand Canyon University where she will graduate with her degree in Healthcare Administration. In her free time, Lisa loves spending time with her family, watching movies, traveling and paddle boarding with her dog Winston.

Christopher Plaman, MD
Title: Hospice Physician

Dr. Christopher R. Plaman is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist in La Jolla, California. He graduated with honors from University Of New Mexico School of Medicine in 2015 and has more than 4 years of diverse experiences, especially in Geriatric and Internal Medicine.

Anand Patel, MD
Title: Hospice Physician

Dr. Anand N. Patel is an Internal Medicine Specialist in San Diego, California. He graduated with honors from Texas A & M University College of Medicine in 1999 and has more than 20 years of diverse experiences, especially in internal medicine.