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 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.

 

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.