Lori Kovacevich, NP


Lori’s interest in hematology/oncology is intimate and personal. Her father developed lung cancer 10 years ago. Lori was his caregiver, seeing him through his surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. She understands the emotions and questioning a patient and family go through during cancer treatment. Her father is now a robust 92-year-old survivor and remains in Lori’s home.

Lori’s training and personal experience have made her a compassionate and devoted patient and family advocate. She strives to provide individualized, quality care while educating patient and family regarding treatment. She welcomes all questions - ask her anything!



2008: Master of Science Degree, Nursing (MSN with distinction) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), California State University Fresno (CSUF)

1980: Bachelor of Science Degree, Health Science/School & Community Health (BS) California State University Fresno (CSUF)

1979: Associate Degree, Registered Nursing Hartnell College, Salinas, California


License and Certifications

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (MNP) through November 2018 F1208078
  • Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number: through May 2017 18686
  • DEA #MK3138927 through December 31, 2016
  • Registered Nurse (RN) License: State of California 1979 to present 309176
  • Chemotherapy & Biotherapy certificate 
  • Healthcare Provider (BLS) Certification: through September 2015
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification: through January 2016
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification: through November 2015
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) Certification: Former


Professional Associations

  • Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Current
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Current
  • American Operating Room Nurses (AORN) Current
  • American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPANI) Current
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Former
  • Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Current

  • My cancer experience taught me authentic concern for my health and recovery. I feel as though my caregivers were all family, even if I didn’t know them before.
  • I received first class treatment in this beautiful office. The staff members genuinely care about my needs and I never felt like I was just a number.
  • Dr. Perkins is always caring and available and I learn so much from Lany and the others. I wouldn’t put my life in anyone else’s hands.
  • Having breast cancer and experiencing the love and support at California Oncology reinforced the power, beauty and sharing of women. Thank you!
  • I always feel like I am cared for both physically and emotionally when I come for an appointment. Dr. Perkin's takes his time with me and the employees treat me like I'm extended family. Thank you for caring.
  • Thank you for your kindness and care, and treating me like family. Dr. Perkins always took time to answer my questions.