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 School - 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 6/24/2018, 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 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

37 Patient Comments

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

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 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 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.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

Provider was very good about apologizing and explaining the reasons for the delay. But there was no earlier warning from staff that there would be a delay.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

I would just like to say Dr. Rowland is the Best! She is very empathetic with her patients and takes the utmost care with each and every one of them! She takes her time and you never feel rushed. She really takes the time to explain the situation and I look forward to seeing her because she always succeeds in helping my situation 100 percent. She is very personable and like I said, she always makes you feel like you are her only patient of the day because she really listens to you and you never feel rushed!

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

Yes, her nurses are great too! You can really tell they like Dr. Rowland and are confident in her expertise.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2018


Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

Dr. Rowland is the best! My father's situation is difficult yet she was extremely professional, compassionate, and explained everything clearly.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018

dr Rowland was the best doctor iv'e seen for my foot problem

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

It took awhile to get into the exam room, but the doctor genuinely apologized, and did not rush me out of there to make up time.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

Provider seemed pre-occupied. Not as friendly as usual.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

Joy Rowland DPM was excellent - patient, caring and showed genuine concern. I would definitely recommend her to anyone needing to see a podiatrist. One of several exceptional doctors that I have seen a Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

THE Avon Lake office is always friendly an helpful. I also see the eye doctor in that building. Dr Rowland is great at listening to you, an knows how to correct the problem.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2018

loved Dr Rowland. clear informed and nice

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

Dr. Joy Rowland was a pleasure to meet. She offered excellent care and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

I understand that waiting is required and really had no problem as Dr. Rowland extended her full attention when it was my turn. I would expect her to do the same for the people with appointments prior to mine.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018

Dr. Rowland is a very competent and informative provider. I would recommend her to anyone requiring Podiatric care.

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

I drive 45 minutes to see this doctor because I appreciate the care and concern she provides.

Reviewed on May 8, 2018

Because I needed to see a doctor as soon as possible, it was worth driving the distance to take the first available appointment. I was so very grateful that I did! Dr Joy Rowland was wonderful!!! She was so kind and caring and patiently explained everything so well to me. I will highly recommend her to anyone who might need her specialty care!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

Dr Rowland always asks if I have any questions or concerns. She reminds me to call her office if an emergency developes before my next appointment.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

dr. Rowland is very exceptional and very caring. she listens to me and always answers my question. I just love coming to see her. she is a very exceptional doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

I enjoyed Dr. Rowland work. She is very concerned about her patients.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018

provider explained reason for delays-an emergency

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018

I broke my toe & ER told me to follow up with my podiatrist. Earliest appointment to see him, even with injury, was 5 weeks! While I really did not want to see new doctor I was glad she could see me a soon as she did- I was in a lot of pai

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2018

Dr Rowland could have really used some help trying to drain a cyst I had. she did the best she could by herself, but a second person would of made it faster and easier for her.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2018


Reviewed on Dec 21, 2017

I have the highest regard for Dr.Rowland. She is one of the best Physicians I have ever had.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2017

Dr. Joy Roland is one very impressive doctor. Hold on to her.

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