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

300 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

61 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

my experience with Dr. Rowland has always been very good. she always listen to you and explains everything very throughly

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

There is not much more I can say except that I would not go elsewhere for any care and that is in part due to the interaction between doctors and the efficiency of the whole organization in caring for patients.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Dr. Rowland was very compassionate and understanding of the pain that I was feeling as she had to inject my toes for the nail removal. She really took her time and cared about me. I really appreciate that.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Dr. Rowland has a great spirit

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Dr. Rowland is always pleasant and always very efficient in the care she delivers.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Dr. Rowland is, UNEQUIVOCALLY, the BEST, MOST PROFESSIONAL, SINCERE, HARD WORKING, RESPECTFUL, KIND, RESOURCEFUL, SKILLED Podiatrist I have ever encountered. I am a 72yo Reg. Nurse. There is no area in which she does not excel!!!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr. Rowland showed me my X-rays and explained the injury thoroughly as well as what my options were. she displayed kindness and empathy and explained everything she was doing during my exam in detail.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Except for the wait in the treatment room everything went off without a hitch. Dr. Rowland was as gentle as she could be under the circumstances. We will return to her until we can make suitable appointments in Elyria.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Dr Rowland was excellent, very helpful and explained everything she did in providing the care needed for my visit.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

I had to drive an hour to see this dr but would again..she was wonderful

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr. Rowland is kind, caring, understanding and an outstanding doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

*Dr. Rowland and all her staff are always courteous and professional and take the time to address my concerns despite their busy schedule. They never make me feel rushed.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

I know doctor's are backed up due to the Covid. It's not her fault I couldn't get in quicker

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

very kind and helpful. Loved Dr. Rowland!

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr. Rowland is an excellent physician. She is caring and compassionate and I would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr Rowland was extremely kind and determined to figure out the problem in my toe area.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

I was very happy with the concern that Dr Rowland showed in determining the issue with my toe. Her concern made me feel very confident in the plan of action.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Dr. Rowland is the best

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

I have no problem getting an appt. with Dr. Rowland. The Avon Lake Clinic office staff are helpful and very pleasant.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Dr. Rowland provided excellent care for my injured toenail.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

I have recommended this care provider to a friend.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr. Rowland was exceptional in all ways

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Dr. Rowland is very efficient and professional. Always takes good care of me. I hope she will be my foot doctor forever.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Dr Rowland and her staff are very courteous, professional, and they take the time to address any concerns I have.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Recently, my husband smashed his great toe while doing yard work and was treated by Dr Rowland a few days later. Due to the Covid 19 precautions, I was not able to go into the exam room with my husband. After treating my husband's injury, Dr Rowland called me on my cell phone and gave me a verbal update about my husband's wound and necessary daily dressing changes. She made certain both my husband and myself understood the discharge instructions and also when he was to return to her office for followup.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

everything was very professionally handled,doctor answered all questions

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr Rowland was thorough and clear in doing the exam of my feet

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Dr. Rowland is an excellent podiatrist.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Dr Rowlands and Nicole have been helping me treat a stubborn foot bone break since February. Excellent care and concern for my well being.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

I like doctor Rowland very much! she is very helpful and giving

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Dr. Rowland has always been an excellent CCF Caregiver--both professional and compassionate. I have been seeing her for several year and so appreciate her knowledge and treatment.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

always a pleasant experience whenever i have an appointment love my Doctors one and all would not want to go anywhere else

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Dr. Rowland always is upbeat and kind. She genuinely cares and it shows in how she treats my 93 year old mom.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Dr. Rowland Is an amazing doctor she really cares about you as a person I highly highly recommend her

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020


Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Dr. Rowland is professional and very pleasant.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

second time seeing dr Rowland. great listener, problem solver, not stuffy, very real. I know I'll get an honest opinion and fair answer to any questions.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

DR Rowland is always professional, knowledgeable, and caring. A great visit, thanks!

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.

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