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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Avon Lake Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diabetic Foot Screening
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment
  • Diabetic Nail Care
  • Diabetic Wound Care
  • Foot Assessment
  • Nail Care
  • Plantars Wart Treatment
  • Podiatry
View all 9 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Ulcers
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
  • Diabetic Foot Problems
  • Diabetic Foot Ulceration
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Ulcers
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spurs
  • Open Wounds
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Warts
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Ulcerations
  • Warts
View all 22 Specialties +


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About Joy Rowland, DPM

Joy Rowland, DPM, is a Staff Podiatrist in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. She specializes in the nonsurgical approach to foot and ankle conditions. She attended the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (now know as Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine) and competed her residency at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center. Her interests are in foot and ankle injury, diabetic foot examinations, and treats many other conditions of the foot and ankle. She welcomes children and adults alike. 

Dr. Rowland has presented at numerous events on appropriate care of the diabetic foot and she has been interviewed regarding several foot health issues as well. 
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (Kent State University)
Primary Podiatric Medicine
Independence, OH USA

Medical Education - Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (Kent State University)
Independence, OH USA

Undergraduate - Washington and Jefferson College
Washington, PA USA


  • Prevention and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Wounds

Specialty Interests

all nail care, Calluses, diabetic foot management, diabetic footcare with emphasis on foot wound/infection management, diabetic nail & foot care, foot and ankle trauma, fractures and injuries of the foot and ankle, Heel Pain, open wounds and ulcerations, podiatry, Warts

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/2/2023, Dr. Rowland has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

396 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

65 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr Rowland is excellent!! I am always tense for fear of pain to the toe & she is comforting & treats toe before I even know it.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Professional and informative visit. Provider took her time and explained thoroughly

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

She's always nice and professional and helpful!!!!

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

Dr. Rowland is great!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr Rowland always goes above and beyond in my care

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr Rowland is beyond amazing. A doctor that actually cares and prioritizes her patients needs. You're fortunate to have her.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr Rowland is the best- such compassion for her patients

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr. Rowland was outstanding

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr.Rowland is one of a kind. So warm and caring. The staff at the Avon Lake site have always been courteous and willing to cheerfully assist you should you have any difficulty with the self registering Kiosks.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. Rowland was very attentive and I enjoyed working with her.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Rowland was very nice and explained everything very well.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Rowland is a compassionate and caring physician.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr. Rowland always takes the time to address my concerns no matter how busy her appointments are I never feel rushed.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Rowland always takes the time to address my concerns and she makes certain I understand all my home going instructions.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Rowland and all her staff exhibit great teamwork despite their busy schedule.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr. Rowland is in the top 5% of the many Cleveland Clinic doctors I've seen over the past 40 (!) years.She's knowledgeable, practical, thorough and kind. Her office is well-managed: on-time and professional at every step. I've been impressed at each visit with her staff: Efficient, friendly and informed.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

The amount of time Dr Rowland took to explain to me what was wrong is greatly appreciated. She even took the time to print out what I needed to purchase.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

This was my first visit with Dr. Rowland. I really liked her. She was direct, professional, and answered my questions. Dr. Rowland was recommended by a good friend and I knew I would like Dr. Rowland as much as my friend does.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr Rowland is one of the best I've ever had. So caring and attentive. She truly cares.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr Rowland made me feel comfortable. She knew right away what my problem was and how to treat it.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr. Rowland is GREAT! Kind, caring andTalented in her field.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr Rowland is excellent! I am a nervous patient as she treats my toe and she is always making sure I am OK.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Great doctor, always answers questions, one of the best doc's

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

I travel a considerable distance to see Dr. Rowland, she is simply the best podiatrist I have used and I am old!!

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

I learned a lot about the problem I came in about, that I didn't know before going to the Doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr Rowland always makes sure that I understand what signs of infection to watch out for and tells me to call her office if I have any concerns before my next appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr Rowland is the best! She helped me relieve the pain in my foot.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr Rowland is both knowledgeable and impressive when diagnosing my foot-related problem. I'm very pleased with the results and highly recommend anyone with foot problems to see her. Very smart doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

I was very pleased with with everything. The Dr. Was very good.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Rowland was incredibly caring. I could tell her genuine concern for me and thoughtfulness. She was able to treat me and always asked about any pain she might be causing while treating me. Would recommend her 100%

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Rowland is absolutely wonderful! I am blessed to have her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Rowland is an outstanding Podiatrist. I am very pleased to have her as my doctor. Moreover, her team of nurses and medical assistants are great.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

This is one of the best doc's at CCF She takes time to explain all of the issues facing patients with my set of health issues. I could not be more pleased with Dr Rolland care level.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Rowland is outstanding! Thank you!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr. Rowland is WONDERFUL !!!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr Rowland spent the appropriate amount of time diagnosing my problem. Then was able to offer several treatment options.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr. Rowland has always gone above and beyond for me. She is very knowledgeable and caring!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

I have seen Dr. Rowland before and have had positive experiences and good care each time. I would recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

She is very caring.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr. Joy Rowland is a kind person. Asking me questions that helped understand the nature of my problem. I was pleased with her concern for me.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Thank you Dr. Rowland

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

I am very grateful to, and please with, Dr. Joy and her staff.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

I was so delight to have been able to get Dr, Joy as my doctor. She and her staff listened to my each and every question and took time to make me comfortable.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr. Rowland was wonderful. It was a great experience I have had with any Doctor I have seen over the years

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Dr. Rowland is team works well together.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

This doctor was great, and explained everything and answered all my questions

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Caring and compassionate doctor - one of the best

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

The doctor was very thorough and addressed my concerns.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

The provider was rushed and distracted. Verbally expressed her stress and frustrations. This provided me with little to no confidence in the provider. And not only did I then have to wait, I was rushed and felt that my concerns were not fully given the attention they deserved.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. Rowland took the time to explain and answer questions

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Dr Joy was spectacular. One of the best positions I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Explains issues very clearly.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

She is excellent

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr Rowland and her team display excellent team work.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Excellent experience as always with Dr. Rowland

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

New to this doctor and liked her immediately. I felt very comfortable talking to her.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

My provider is all together wonderful.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Dr. Rowland is an excellent physician. She was knowledgeable, empathetic, and effective in her treatment of my medical issue.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr. Rowland is very professional and attentive. When I leave the appointment I feel like I have received excellent care.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

She was amazing. I was terrified. My toe hurt so bad and she was calming and kind. She got the job done fast and without any pain. She was wonderful

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Dr Rowland always takes the time to answer any questions or concerns me or my wife might have. She also makes sure we understand any discharge instructions or followup care we need to know before we leave.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Dr Rowland always listens to my concerns and makes sure I understand my discharge instructions.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

I was extremely impressed with Dr. Rowland! She thoroughly explained everything during the procedure and made all my built up anxiety go away. Would recommend her to anyone in need of a podiatrist!

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

The doctor and her nurse were outstanding in every way.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

Dr. Rowland was very thorough and informative during my visit.

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