An Experienced Enterostomal Therapist

Linda Thomas, owner of Thomas Specialty Healthcare, is an Enterostomal Therapist with over forty years of experience with an independent practice. She provides consulting services to hospitals, community care access centres and clinics as well as the community. She graduated from Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, New York and has a certificate in interdisciplinary wound care from the University of Toronto.

Medical Expertise
Thomas Specialty Healthcare specializes in supplying ostomy resources, mastectomy and compression stockings. Linda is a member of the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy (E. T.), member of the Greater Toronto E. T. Focus Group, member and past E. T. medical advisor for the Ostomy Toronto Association, past consultant to the Assistive Devices Program – Ostomy Category for the Ministry of Health. Linda has published many articles and training manuals, including, “The Specialty of Enterostomal Therapy” and “Life with Compression Therapy.” She also developed “Ostomy,” an educational video in conjunction with George Brown College, currently for use in training the Personal Support Worker and Registered Practical Nurses Programs.

Free Ostomy Clinics
Thomas Specialty Health Care provides a FREE weekly E. T. ostomy clinic for patients and their families by appointment. In this time of shorter hospital stays and shrinking health care dollars, the clinic is a definite asset for the newly established ostomy clients. The clinic provides both new and long term clients the opportunity to have an individual assessment and discussion with a professional E. T. who has personal experience of living with an ostomy.
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