Our Oncology Team

Medical Oncologist are trained in a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The primary job of our medical oncologists is managing cancer. Our oncologists think of themselves as more than just chemotherapy doctors. In fact, they wear many hats.

During the course of your treatment, your medical oncologist will attempt to correctly diagnose and assess the stage of your cancer, recommend and implement a treatment plan and monitor your progress. To do these things your oncologist needs to use many skills including:

Counsellor and advisor: Your oncologist should explain your diagnosis, your prognosis and your treatment options to you and your family.

Physician and care giver/coordinator: Your oncologist will not only look after your cancer but also your needs including management of your symptoms. Often your oncologist is the person who will start palliative care, if needed.

Student and researcher: Your oncologist will keep up to date with the latest treatments and will often be involved in testing them through clinical trials and medical research.

Manager: Finally, your oncologist will usually be part of a multidisciplinary team and often be the main manager of that team.

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Michelle DiGiovanni, NP

Oncology Nurse Practitioner

About the Provider

Michelle DiGiovanni joined FCPP in 2016 as part of the Medical Oncology group after being a part of the Emanuel Specialty Care group for 5 years. She has served in the Turlock area since 2008 as an Oncology Nurse Practitioner, providing medical care and treatment to the community in and around Turlock. Before that, she was an RN in the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Progressive Care Unit at two local hospitals for 12 years. She also worked as an RN and clinical manager in multiple San Francisco hospitals for 10 years.

Michelle’s education began at the University of San Francisco, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She then completed her Nurse Practitioner education at Sonoma State University with a Master’s Degree.


Emanuel Cancer Center
880 E. Tuolumne Rd., Suite 103
Turlock, CA 95382
Phone: (209) 250-5320
Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm