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Advanced Wound Care Clinic

Our team at Advanced –  offers timely access, quality care, and cost-efficient services to individuals with chronic wounds  in collaboration with partner organizations such as:

  • The Regional Wound Care Program, St. Joseph’s Care Group, Thunder Bay 
  • Ridgewey Clinic, Fort William, Thunder Bay  

Advanced – Diabetic Foot & Wound Care Clinic is a privately-owned Canadian corporation established in Nov., 2019 operating in the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario and extending wound care services across Northwestern Ontario, Canada. It was founded by Dr. Ide Costa, a Registered Nurse Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOC) with both master and doctorate degrees focused in Wound Healing and Self-Management. Dr. Costa started the company because she holds a strong passion for helping vulnerable population with chronic wound to achieve healing and quality of life. She is committed to use her expertise to providing client-centred wound care, best-practice and cost-effective care to improve wound care outcomes. Dr. Costa believes that everyone has the right to be cared for by a specialized wound care team to avoid  devastating outcomes such as limb amputation.

Advanced – offers a hybrid approach that includes virtual and in-person care. Our team of wound care nurses and multidisciplinary network (e.g., vascular surgeon, dermatologists, chiropodist) have extensive experience in wound healing. Our wound care team currently consists of registered nurses (RN) who are either specialized in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence (NSWOC), or have taken the International inter-professional Wound Care Course (IIWC). With our partners from Ridgeway Clinic we also have physicians on site to manage pain and infection as needed. 

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What Our Patients Says

“It is a pleasure to share my experience of having Dr. Ide Costa as a wound care nurse. About a year ago I had a small trauma on my left heel that led to a big wound and became hard to heal, especially because of my advanced age, diabetes and the circulation issues in my legs. After over four months of trying a variety of dressings and other products with no success, a dear friend of mine came to visit me and suggested that I contacted Dr. Costa as she had helped a few of his acquaintances and relatives to get their wounds healed. My daughter contacted her and booked a virtual appointment (Figure 1)…Read More
I am pleased to share my experience with Dr. Ide Costa and her excellent team of wound care experts. Caring for my grandmother at home presented many challenges and healing her complex wounds proved difficult. We consulted Advanced Wound Care and in collaboration with Ide and Cathy we were able to heal my grandmother’s multiples skin tears which caused her a lot of pain. Dr. Costa and Cathy visited virtually each week, assessing and offering personalized treatment. I strongly recommend the team at Advanced Wound Care as their compassionate, kind and evidence-based practice is unparalleled. Read More

What Our Patients Says


If you are a wound care specialist with extensive experience in wound healing and want to collaborate with us we invite you to send us a cover letter and resume at info@advancedwoundcare.ca.