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 BalnionisBook Appointment
General Practitioner – 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 30 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.

Areas of interest:

  • Skin cancer
  • Skin cancer Checks
  • Skin checks
  • Skin conditions
  • Aviation Medicals
  • Travel medicine
  • Women and Children’s health
  • Psychology
  • Occupational health
  • Preventative health care

Speaks English.


Dr Sue Cox
General Practitioner – 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 30 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.

Areas of interest:

  • Student health
  • Woman’s health
  • Contraception
  • Sexual health
  • Internal medicine
  • Minor surgery

Speaks English.


Dr Elizabeth McKenzie
General Practitioner – DRANZCOG, MBBS (Melb)

Dr McKenzie graduated from the Melbourne University School of Medicine in 1987 and maintains a postgraduate Diploma of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRANZCOG).

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.

Areas of interest:

  • Women’s health
  • Paediatrics
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Psychology

Speaks English.


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.

Speaks English and Mandarin.

For more information and online booking, visit Primelife Physiotherapy.

Taeko Sakurai
Psychologist – Gra Dip Sci (Psychology), M Psychology (Counselling), MAPS BA (Psychology)

Ms Taeko Sakurai is a registered psychologist. She graduated from Swinburne University of Technology, and has been counselling for more than 20 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 is a Focusing-Orientated Psychotherapist, and a Certified Focusing Trainer. She has also completed the Relationships Australia Specialist Course in Couple Therapy, trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), 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.

Taeko lives with her husband and children, and two cats. She loves Pilates and goes to the gym on a regular basis. She practices Zazen meditation every day.

Areas of interest:

    • Counselling
    • Relationship counselling
    • Cultural adjustment
    • Stress management


Speaks English and Japanese.