At Canterbury Neurology, we provide expert care in the management of people living with movement disorders such as tremor and Parkinson's disease. We offer state-of-the-art assessment including the use of accelerometer-based measures of tremor and mobility at home using a 'watch'-like device worn on the wrist. Each of our neurologists is trained in the diagnosis and management of Parkinson's disease and atypical Parkinson's-like syndromes. Our nurses are highly skilled in caring for people living with Parkinson's disease and provide an important point of contact for patients between visits. All device-assisted treatment options are available at Canterbury Neurology including deep brain stimulation and continuous medication infusions. Without bias, we can help patients living with Parkinson's disease determine which treatment modality will best suit them.  

Dr. Richard Blazé
MBBS (Melb), BSc (HONS), FRACP

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Richard returned to Melbourne in 2018 to take up a position as consultant at the Alfred Hospital and the new Department of Neuroscience, Monash University. Additionally, Richard is a rostered neurologist with admitting rights at the Epworth Hospital, Richmond. Richard has a particular interest in helping patients with more complex Parkinson's disease determine whether device-assisted therapies such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) and infusion therapies will be beneficial and to help implement the right treatment for each individual patient. 

Richard graduated in medicine & surgery at The University of Melbourne in 2006. Training in general medicine and neurology was subsequently completed at The Royal Melbourne and St. Vincent’s hospitals and their affiliated regional hospitals. Richard returned to The Royal Melbourne Hospital in 2014 for a 3-year fellowship working in the movement disorders unit. In 2017 Richard broadened his experience in movement disorders and in particular, the practice of deep brain stimulation (DBS) at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris.

Dr. Fiona Permezel
MBBS, BSc(Hons)(Psych), BSc(ScSchProg), FRACP
 

Fiona initially completed degrees in Mathematics and Physics and later Psychology (honors) before completing a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Melbourne in 2013. She went on to train in General Medicine and Neurology at the Austin and Northern Hospitals, before completing advanced training in Neurology at the Austin and Royal Hobart Hospitals. Fiona completed her subspecialty training in Movement Disorders (Parkinson's and related conditions, tremor, dystonia, chorea) at the Austin Hospital. 

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Fiona is trained in the advanced management of complex Parkinson's disease cases, including treatment with Apomorphine, Duodopa and DBS programming. She is also trained in botulinum toxin therapy for the management of dystonias and has developed a strong interest in this area. 

 

As of 2022, Fiona is a PhD candidate at Monash University with a project exploring both Parkinson's disease brain networks and early prediction of Parkinson's disease development. 

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Dr. Lin Zhang
MBBS, MSc, FRACP