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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

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

Undergraduate - Washington and Jefferson College
Washington, PA


  • 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

391 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

84 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 20, 2024

She was Great Doctor.

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

Joy Rowland was a paragon of professionalism and very adept and providing quality medical assistance. Very thorough and conscientious. I already have recommended her to a friend. Her quarterly work reviews should be very pleasant!

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

Dr. Joy and the assistant were both very kind informative.

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

I was so pleased to be able to schedule an Appointment to see Dr. Rowland for one day after I called.

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

I drive from Solon to Avon (almost one hour) specifically to see Dr. Rowland because I appreciate her thorough attention to my care and her respectful and personable bedside manner.

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

I've experience so much more relief of symptoms seeing Dr. Rowland than my previous podiatrist!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Dr. Rowland was professional and personable, and showed genuine concern for my foot problem and what having a compromised foot could mean overall for my very active live.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr. Rowland gave 5 Star care and took the time to get a full understanding of my situation and has greatly improved my understanding of the situation as well as ways to improve it which has already started to work.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Dr Rowland was very thorough and explained everything and all my options

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Recently I sent a text message to Dr. Rowland's office regarding how to proceed with my foot ulcer dressing change due to the fact I ran out of the medicated dressings. I received a reply within 30 minutes which shocked me since I know how busy Dr. Rowland and her staff are on a daily basis. Excellent customer service!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Great doctor

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024


Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

Dr. Rowland has to be in control of the conversation which negates information the patient brings to the meeting. If I take the time to present a physical ailment write up, I expect the doctor to read the document and accept of dismiss ideas and suggestions.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Wonderful staff from the front desk to the aides that get our history. Dr. Rowland is a gem

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. Rowland is a very caring person. I brought my mother to her for quite a few years before she passed. I was so impressed with her and her work that I chose her as my own podiatrist. She understands my life and the impact my diabetes or heart disease have on my over all skin as well as my feet. She is straight forward if there is an issue and will tell you exactly if thereis a treatment or if this is not an option. She does this not in a rude way but calmly, looking you right in the eye and her everyday voice. You know she is seeing you and she cares.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Dr. Rowland was so good to my mother-in-law, she listened to all our concerns and addressed them all. She explained our options carefully and was so kind.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Dr Rowland was so kind and pleasant. She seemed to take plenty of time to explain my X-ray and offer options for treatment

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

Dr Rowland was fabulous!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Dr Rowland thoroughly explained my condition & treatment. Very pleased!

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Had to wait 3 months to get in to see MD. But finally came in and wait time was minimal and MD was efficient.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

MD is very knowledgeable and realistic about need or lack of need for treatment.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Dr Rowland is the best doctor I've ever seen. She truly cares about her patients and shows so much concern and respect.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

The provider was awesome. Very personable made me feel at ease. Explained everything she was doing. Very pleasant visit.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Dr Rowland is very caring. She listens to her patients.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

The appointment process took too long. I should have been seen at the original appointment when I was 17 minutes late because I was lost. I mean the doctor was over a half hour late when I finally was able to see her. Also, all someone had to do was read my answers on the pre-visit questionnaire and refer me on to a surgeon. This all would have been resolved long ago.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr Rowland was very precise and thorough, ensured I understood everything said.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr. Rowland and all of her staff display great team work.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr Rowland is a very good listener, explainer, with empathy for her patient.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

The doctor was very nice.she explained everything to me.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

She was exceptional

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Everything was taken care of perfectly with no pain. Thanks so much to Dr. Rowland. She is a blessing!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Efficient visit and clear instructions provided. Excellent provider

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Rowland. She is kind, patient, thorough, and clearly knows her field of practice. She took time to explain my problem and listened to any questions I had.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

Dr Rowland is the best-

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

I drive from Parma to Avon Lake specifically to see Dr Rowland. I have complete confidence in her and the care she provides me.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Provider very caring about the situation and offered follow up care if needed. I felt confident any future issue would be prioritized and treated.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Personable,professional she's a good provider

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

I trust dr Rowland

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr Rowland always takes the time to address my concerns. I never feel rushed and she makes sure I understand my treatment plan.

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 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 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 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

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