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 6/10/2019, 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

421 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

63 Patient Comments

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

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

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

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 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.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

Dr Rowland was knowledgeable, courteous and professional.She showed a genuine concern and expressed a caring attitude. She took a self interest in providing quality care. She is truly a shining example of excellence !

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

Care was excellent. My child was respected and spoken to in such a respectful manner. The procedure was completed with great attention to explanation of what was happening. i couldn't be happier with the care by Dr Rowland and her nurse.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

Provider was very attentive to my specific problems and gave me suggestions as to treatment.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018

Dr. Rowland spends the needed amount of time with her patients; and I hope she is appreciated by the Clinic Team since I know she can run over the allotted 15 minutes with patients. She is worth it - and is one of the most caring and professional Docs - so glad I have her!

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018

overall good experience. doctor had enough time to ask a few questions and interact with us.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2018

Dr. Roland was superior in her field. Please tell her THANKS for her competent and thorough attention to my problem.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

It is rare that there are delays, but if there are, the staff and the doctor explained the reason for the delay and gave us an approximate wait time. Staff is always courteous and helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

Dr Rowland makes sure I understand how my appointment went, and when I need to see her again. She also says please call me if anything changes or if I have additional concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2018

Easy to obtain an appointment quickly. Doctor was very knowledgeable and answered all my question clearly. Very professional.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2018

Dr. Joy Rowland is EXCELLENT... Works soooo hard.. hang on to her.. She is very very busy but you would not know it as she cares for you.. She certainly doesn't let that get into her way of patient care... She has an outstanding personality.. An excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

Dr. Rowland had a full plate that day. she did a great job getting to her patients. what I really liked was that she said hello to me explained he delay and that she will be with me soon and held that promise. It was greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2018

Dr. Rowland always makes me feel important and comfortable. She is a caring and genuine provider.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

Dr. provided very clear instructions for care and follow up verbally and written documents, provided reference to unrelated foot issue to free/trial prescription

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

Dr. exceeded my best expectations, resolved my injury, treated unrelated issue, very competent and professional, fun to be around in an otherwise difficult situation.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

I am very pleased having Dr Rowland as my podiatrist.

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