standard-title Our Doctors Paramount Medical Clinic prides itself on recognising the unique healthcare needs of each individual patient and the importance of personalised care from all of our friendly and helpful staff.

Our Doctors

Paramount Medical Clinic prides itself on recognising the unique healthcare needs of each individual patient and the importance of personalised care from all of our friendly and helpful staff.

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Dr Andrius Balnionis
MB.BS (Melb), DipRACOG, DOM, MBA

Dr Balnionis is the Principal of Paramount Medical Clinic. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1986, and has postgraduate qualifications with a Diploma of Obstetrics, Diploma of Occupational Medicine, and an MBA.

He worked overseas, in Hong Kong for 13 years caring for both local and expatriate patients, and he is experienced in caring for patients from diverse backgrounds, including non-English speakers.

He has over 20 years experience in General Practice, with special interests in skin cancer screening and management, skin disorders, aviation medicine, travel medicine, women’s health and  paediatrics, psychological care, occupational health and preventative healthcare.

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Dr Sue Cox
MB. ChB. FRACGP MRCGP(uk), MRCP(u=UK). DFFP

Dr Cox graduated from Bristol Medical School in the UK in 1984.

She has worked in expedition medicine and extensively in General Practice, both in the UK and Australia for over 20 years with a broad range of experience.

Her special interests are in student healthcare, women’s health, contraception, sexual health, internal medicine and minor surgery.

She has 4 young children and is consulting part-time.

When not at work she tries to keep fit and loves nothing better than curling up with a good book.

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Dr Elizabeth McKenzie

Dr McKenzie graduated from the Melbourne University School of Medicine in 1987 and has a postgraduate Diploma of Obstetrics.

She has many years of General Practice experience, with special interests in women’s health, including contraception and menopause, sexual health, paediatrics and psychological health.

She worked overseas for 12 years, in the UK and Hong Kong, caring for both local and expatriate families from a wide range of backgrounds. She has 3 children and is consulting part-time.

Qualifications and Experience

Languages spoken

• English

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Mr Brian Lee
Senior Physiotherapist – B.Physiotherapy (UniMelb)

Brian graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2004 and has since worked in various healthcare settings, where he gained extensive experience in managing acute, chronic, and complex conditions.

Brian brings wealth of knowledge into workplace / sports, spinal, musculoskeletal and post-operative physiotherapy. He is also an experienced dry needling practitioner- western medicine style of acupuncture, and has completed several professional courses over the years, including hydrotherapy, clinical pilate, McKenzie method and pain management, to ensure best care practice for his patients.

His special interests are in the field of workplace / sports injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, and particularly, diagnosis and treatment on chronic and complex conditions.

For more information and online booking, visit Primelife Physiotherapy.

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Ms. Taeko Sakurai
MAPS B.A (Pyschology ) Gra. Dip. Sci (Psychology) M. Psychology (Counselling)

Ms Taeko Sakurai is a registered psychologist. She graduated from Swinburne University of Technology, and has been counselling for more than 10 years on a wide range of emotional, behavioural and relationship issues.

Taeko was born in Japan and has been living in Melbourne since 1984. She is a native Japanese speaker with fluent English. 

She has also completed the Relationships Australia Specialist Course in Couple Therapy, trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and focusing, and has extensive experience dealing with International students and EAP (Employee Assistance Program). Her special interests are in cultural adjustment, stress management and relationship counselling. 

She lives with her husband and children, and two cats. Taeko loves yoga and meditation, but is also very active and goes to the gym almost every day.