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

Avon Lake Family Health Center

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
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Bunions
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
  • Diabetic Foot Problems
  • Diabetic Foot Ulceration
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • Foot & Ankle Injuries
  • Foot And Ankle Ulcers
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Injuries
  • Hallux Valgus
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spurs
  • Open Wounds and Ulcerations
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Warts
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Warts
View all 23 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

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 4/14/2020, 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

433 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

89 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

dr. Joy Roland makes you feel so at ease I would recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr. Rowland is very kind and thoughtful and treats me very well. She is tops in her field, from my perspective with feet. I can highly recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Dr. Rowland took the time to explain the problem and ways toremedy the pain.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr. Rowland was highly recommended and I can see why. She listened to my concerns and did a temporary fix to my problem which alleviated a lot of my pain. She gave me some options for solving my problem and then followed through with her referral.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr Rowland is very professional and truly cares about her patients.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Doctor was very caring and listened to my concerns with compassion.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Dr. Rowland is amazing, she is caring yet keeps the visit moving along. She is prompt and answers all of my questions. Her gentle reminders of self-care and the amazing wonders of rest/ice can really heal my condition. You can hear her care for each of her patients, and her team is great about setting expectations of when she will be in. She has a great rapport with her team and I found her cues of cracking her door while she is finishing her documentation a great sign of how well her team works together. The entire team keeps the clinic moving along nicely. I truly can't say enough about how great Dr. Rowland is.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

She is a very kind and concerned physician. listened to me and explained everything to me.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

If I could rate Dr. Rowland higher than a 5, I would! She is ALWAYS helpful, caring and efficient. I drive a long way especially to see her.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Dr. Rowland and her staff are wonderful!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020


Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Dr. Rowland is great!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Dr. Joy is one of the best

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

she the doctor was there for me all the way today I feel much better

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Dr Joy Rowland outstanding provider

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr Rowland and her nurse Nicole were amazing. Great experience. Would recommend her to everyone.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr Rowland is the best, very caring and personable.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dr Rowland was amazing. she took her time with me and made me feel like she really cared.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

The doctor was impressive. she had patience with me in answering my questions

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Dr and her staff very attentive and professional

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Dr. Rowland is a wonderful Doctor and I am so grateful to be accepted into her practice. all the team at Avon Point were terrific.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

This was a very positive experience, as have all of the past appointments, I've had with Dr. Rowland.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

In my visits with Dr. Rowland, she has always provided positive input for all of my concerns. She projects a positive attitude and and concern for my well being.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Dr. Rowland went above and beyond. She remained knowledgeable and inquisitive about my case over several months and personally reached out to me with great empathy when a major change arose that was difficult to hear. I am able to move forward with confidence because of my respect and trust in her.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Dr. Rowland is what a Dr. was in the past, someone who actually listens and cares not just a person meeting the quota set by the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Dr. Rowland is a kind, caring doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

I appreciate that Dr. Rowlind heard and understood my priority was to get back to running.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Simply put, Dr. Rowland is the consummate professional. She is competent, efficient and easy to talk to. She listens to your concerns and takes the time to discuss them with you. A modern day Marcus Welby.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

doctor seemed rather distant and not very interested my reasons for being there

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr Rowland is the BEST --- she is always concerned about you and displays that concern in her treatment.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

I think the provider was behind schedule and so I felt rushed.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

love dr. Rowland!

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

I can't say enough great things about Dr. Rowland. She is extremely personable, compassionate, and competent. I had a very bad experience with a podiatrist years ago and Dr. Rowland has helped me overcome that fear. She is an excellent health care provider.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

I have seen a lot of doctors in my lifetime, and Dr. Rowland is one whom I would recommend very highly to friends and family.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Dr Rowland is attentive and efficient. Provided additional care instructions to my daughter which was greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Dr Rowland is excellent. Shes kind and caring, as well as knowledgeable. As a patient,I feel rushed, not because of anything she or any other providerhas done, but because I know patients are scheduled every 15 minutes. That puts pressure on the patient as well as the provider.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

i previously stated that Dr Rowland is not only very knowledgeable but so very gentle when working on your feet Just have the highest respect for her

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Dr. Rowland is awesome!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

if I could rate Dr. Rowland higher than a 5, I would.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Dr Rowland always does a great job taking care of my needs and I would highly recommend her to family or friends.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

Dr. Rowland is amazing!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

I liked the doctor. She saw me relatively on time, seemed to know what she was doing/looking for, supplied good advice I have implemented. I will go back to her if needed.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

when emergencies arise, Dr Rowland's office returns calls promptly with clear instructions.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Dr Rowland always returns a phone call promptly whenever I leave a message.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Dr. Rowland is wonderful! I am grateful I could get in to see her as she is so kind and good at her speciality!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Dr. Rowland is a very caring and considerate Doctor. Of all the DPM doctors that have taken care of me, I rate her the best.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Sometimes Dr. Rowland is overbooked, but any delay isn't her fault.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Dr Rowland is the most caring and personable doctor. The clinic has hit the jackpot with her!

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr Rowland responded promptly to my pre appointment questions so that I could manage the appointment. I was using a wheelchair and walker because of a broken femur.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019

Dr. Rowland is kind and caring. we love her!

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

I have had three foot doctors at the Clinic Dr. Rowland by far is the best with beside manner and the actual procedure. I will always request her.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Although Dr. Rowland was not able to completely solve my problems, she has provided me with a temporary solution. In addition to this, she has provided me with a referral to an orthopedic surgeon for additional care and a more permanent solution to my problems. I am very happy with the care and concern she showed me.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

outstanding doctor and staff

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

Dr. Rowland has a very open and caring demeanor. Demonstrated genuine concern, was very informative and honest

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

Wow, I couldn't believe it. What Dr. Rowland prescribed for me helped my tendonitis very much. Now the pain is gone. Thank you Dr. Rowland.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

The staff and Dr. Rowland know what they are doing.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

excellent Doctor she was the only one available so I drove a hour to see her and it was worth it. she is a very compassion it doctor and makes you feel like you are important not like some other doctors who treat you like your just a number!

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019

Dr Rowland always attentive and demonstrates concern for problems

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019

Dr. Rowland is very professional and friendly. She took time to answer questions.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019

Dr. Rowland was friendly, took time with me and answered any questions I had. She explained procedure options and could not have been more caring and professional. I would recommend her and her kind staff highly.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019

Dr Rowland was exceptional, unbelievably gentle. i did not feel anything and at first i thought she could not be taking care of my problem. my feet were extremely painful and i was nervous about how painful the procedure was going to be. I just loved her and already began recommending her. i will keep her as my physician

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Dr was great, thorough and very engaging. loved her!

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Very caring doctor.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr. Rowland was empathetic, thorough, and knowledgeable. Outstanding doctor. Highly recommend.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Dr. Rowland and her staff were beyond caring and professional. I was seen on an emergency basis. I could not have been happier with her medical skills!

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

dr. Rowland is always so nice, friendly and professional

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

it was a very busy day for dr. roland but I do understand how this can happen. I enjoy seeing her and having her as my doctor.

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

I always recommend dr. Rowland to my frinds in case they want another foot specialist.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

I love Dr Rowland. she is easy to talk to/with, she's professional and thorough. her staff is great

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

Dr. Rowland is one of the best physicians I have ever seen! Very helpful and courteous!

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

I really appreciated Dr Rowland and her staff's handling of a delayed start to their day as x-Ray was down. I felt I was their priority - they nicely explained while I was waiting the challenges, apologized, and even expedited some work over lunch so I could still get a prompt diagnosis. excellent service amidst a challenging day-thank you Dr. Rowland, radiation team and her support staff!!!!

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

I have been seeing Dr Rowland for many years now. She was Dr that originally spotted chance of my R leg Clots and arranged scan that day. Also another time similar issue. She is smart and alert about ailments outside her calling an dimmed arranges for proper follow up with other Drs!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr. Rowland is a very competent, courteous and conscientious provider. She addressed my needs completely, took the time to listen and answer my questions. In addition, she showed an interest in me as a person, as well as her patient. I couldn't be more pleased with my interaction with her.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr did a great job explaining diagnoses. Info I received from the clinic express clinic was incorrect.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Dr Rowland is very busy and both times I saw her she seemed very rushed and anxious to move on. I am sure she is very capable, hence her popularity and busy schedule.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

There was a slight delay, but doctor apologized.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

My appointment was for 9:15 and we weren't called by the nurse until 9:45. I understand there may have been an urgent situation but when we were finally called things were rushed. I thought Dr Joy was great and very thorough.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr Rowland was exceptional! this was my sons appointment. he has special needs and she really included him in what was going on

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

Dr. Rowland and Nicole were outstanding. Nicole responded to our My Chart messages first thing the next morning, helping us schedule a same day appointment. Dr. Rowland is just fantastic. Caring, patient and helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

Dr. Roland and nurse, x-ray tech, lab tech, receptionists were all very polite, courteous and professional. I would highly recommend all of them They are a great asset to your facility.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

Dr. Rowland was AMAZING! She put my daughter at ease, and was extremely caring and attentive to her concerns. At the end my daughter wanted to know if Dr. Rowland could be her pediatrician (despite knowing that she was a podiatrist)!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

Dr Rowland was very friendly and caring during my visit.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

Always enjoy Dr. Rowland, listens and offers great explanation of problems one has and if any, solutions. Have recommended Dr. Rowland to several people.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Excellent visit was very pleased with Dr Rowland

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

If possible I would give Doctor Rowland an even higher rating. She is a very compassionate and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr Rowland did an outstanding job

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Really liked Dr Rowland Very courteous, sympathetic and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr. Rowland is awesome. She is interested in you as a person. Very caring physician

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr Rowland is a wonderful physician. Very knowledgeable in her trade and very caring.

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