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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
  • 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

See publications for Joy Rowland, DPM.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 5/16/2022, 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

354 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 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

72 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Dr Rowland is a very good Podiatrist.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Dr. Rowland was amazing. Easy to talk to and see explained what she was doing every step of the way.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Dr. Rowland was excellent! She gave me a lot of information, exercises and tools that I wished I had known about, over a year ago. Dr. Rowland really listened to all of my concerns and addressed all of my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Great dr super friendly and very informative

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Dr Rowland is a terrific doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Dr Joy Rowland was awesome!! So glad to have gotten her for this toe problem I had! She was thorough, took care of the problem and would definitely recommend her to anyone who had foot/feet problems.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Dr. Rowland always goes above and beyond. She personally came out to the waiting room to apologize for us waiting so long.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

*Dr. Rowland was excellent. Very thorough & kind.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Dr. Rowland is an excellent doctor. Very thorough, caring & explaining her findings.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Amazing above and beyond care - truly a Dr visit like no othe mr

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Dr. Rowland is the best at nail trimming and foot care; she is the most talented professional that has ever treated me.

Reviewed on May 31, 2022


Reviewed on May 27, 2022

I am the parent/guardian for my developmentally challenged daughter. Dr. Rowland is very good at talking to my daughter and explaining everything she is going to do.

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Dr. Rowland is very congenial and never fails to improve the condition of my feet, allowing for a highly desirable reduction in foot pain.

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

I have been seeing podiatrists for over 4 decades and Dr. Rowland is at the top of my list in the Cleveland area.

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Routine nail care for difficult nails. Dr. Rowland takes great care of my Mom's nails attempting to get them into better shape with each visit since covid when we couldn't come in. Dr. Rowland does her job efficiently and connects with her patient. We trust her care and appreciate her compassionate nature.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

The doctor was very courteous, very respectful, and Very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Dr Rowland is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr. Rowland is very competent, friendly and very kind about my foot issues.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Excellent Doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

I Like this provider very much. I loved that she explained to me what is causing this problem.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

Dr Rowland always takes the time to make sure I understand home-going instructions and when to return to her office for care.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

Great teamwork is ovious with Dr Rowland and her staff.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

Dr Rowland and everyone were professional and caring as they always are.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

Dr Rowland listens to what I have to say and is very clear when explaining issues and possible solutions.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

Dr. Rowland is a great Dr. She truly cares about her patients.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr Rowland was incredibly kind

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

I had the impression that Dr. Rowland was a little impersonal at my first visit but that impression was completely dispelled at this visit. She was very kind and professional. And she made herself available if any other problems arise.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

It's always a good experience seeing Dr. Rowland. She takes time to take good care of my mom.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

Waiting so long was not pleasing. Dr Rowland is great.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Dr. Rowland seemed familiarity my condition-suggested a cream I use daily- so far it has not lessened the burning at night that wakes me up. Will continue to use it to give it a chance.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

The Doctor was amazing!!!!!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Dr Rowland is the best!!!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Dr Rowland always makes sure that I understand how to change my foot dressings and what signs of infection to watch for.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Dr. Rowland is always a pleasure to see. She is a very concerned and gifted podiatrist. I am extremely grateful to have found her.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Dr Rowland is very kind and compassionate.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

Dr. Rowland is a consumate professional. Always considerate, friendly, willing to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2021

Dr. Rowland is amazing! Great physician, 100% happy with her!

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Have already recommended Dr Rowalnd to a friend who needed care

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Dr. Rowland is always kind and caring. She is professional yet also interested in us and how we're doing.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

I have recommended doctor Roland to several friends

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Dr. Rowland went above and beyond in her care at this appointment. I was exhausted and in pain. She listened in the most compassionate manner. I truly was grateful and will highly recommend her to everyone I know. Thank you Dr. Rowland!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

Dr Rowland always goes above and beyond :) appreciate her so much!

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Dr Rowland explained my condition and told me how to care for it. Very positive experience.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

I found Dr Rowland to be very thorough with dealing with my presenting problems and addressed those accordingly that manifested her expertise.She was also very kind.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Highly knowledgeable and skilled, along with being a caring, kind, and respectful physician. I would rate her as an A++ physician. Best podiatrist ever!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Dr. Rowland is kind, communicative, and professional. She is my go to podiatrist. Non compare.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Dr. Joy Rowland is an EXCEPTIONAL HUMAN BEING .... In ALL respects. She is a consummate professional, a gifted healer and a patient and thoughtful communicator. She is a ROLE MODEL of excellence as a Care Provider and should receive accolades and high regard from her employer!

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Dr Rowland is amazing. Very down to earth. Honest and informative of the care plan.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Dr Rowland was professional and compassionate. She was extremely helpful

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Dr Rowland always makes sure I understand any and all follow up instructions.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Dr Roland's staff works well together.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Staff is always courteous and helpful. Anytime We've had an emergency, we were able to communicate with Dr Rowland and get our concerns addressed.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Easy check in and reasonably fast service from Dr. Rowland. Very pleased with over all experiance.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Doctor Rowland's receptionist was excellent and very pleasant

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr Rowland is wonderful attentive caring professional

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

Dr. Rowland is such a great doctor. I feel lucky to have her as my doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Very good doctor

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Dr Rowland was very professional and helpful! She took the time to explain my condition and options! She responded to a my chart request very promptly! I highly recommend her!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Dr. Rowland is very caring. Brad has Parkinson's, and has seen her for a number of years with unrelated foot issues and she always takes the time to relate to him as both an individual and patient. We both appreciate her very much.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Dr. Rowland was very thorough. Thank you!

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Very good dr.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Dr. Rowland has always been very compassionate and was especially so this last visit. I recently moved from my home of 17 years to a different city and at 83 years of age the move was traumatic to say the least. Joy took time to listen and talk with me and assured me that this move is in my best interest. She was also my deceased husband's Podiatrist and we have been with her for many years. Cannot imagine having to see a different Podiatrist. Joy is a wonderful person!!!

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

My family doctor's office made the appointment but they called me back within half an hour so they had no problems. I had to wait about 6 weeks for the appointment and I wish it hadn't been so far off.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

I would highly recommend Dr Rowland, very professional and detailed.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr. Was concerned about treatment, but unrealistic. I cannot afford to take time off work as others depend on me. Also felt that Dr. Was overbooked as Dr. Wanted me to make a decision quickly as the Dr. Had "other patients waiting". I felt at that time I was an inconvenience. I will still continue to see Dr. As it is virtually impossible to find another to replace them.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Great experience and I was so glad to have such a knowledgeable and caring doctor. She answered all my questions and I was very glad I chose her to address my feet problems.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Carolyn is developmentally challenged. Dr. Rowland took the time to talk TO Carolyn explaining everything that she was doing. Dr. Rowland's command of Carolyn's problems and past issues and the fact that she addresses Carolyn are exemplary.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr. Rowland's expertise, caring, and kindness are to be commended.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

De. Rowland is a great doctor who really cares about the wellbeing and comfort of the patient.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Dr. Rowland is wonderful doctor

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