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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
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

See publications for Joy Rowland, DPM.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/26/2021, 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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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

376 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

87 Patient Comments

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

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 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 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

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Dr Rowland does a great job and is very pleasant she is my favorite doctor

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Highly recommend the doctor to every one. Caring and understanding.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Love Dr Rowland. She showed me my x-rays and explained why I was having the pain and swelling in my ankle. She is caring and is an excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

I already recommended Dr Rowland to 2 colleagues of mine

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Would be hard to find a physician who was more courteous, more professional, more dedicated than Dr. Rowland.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Again, all the caregivers, starting with and especially Dr. Rowland, were exceptional. Only Issue was the scheduling experience, and more Importantly, the inability to contact the office directly In the event of a question or need.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

Dr. Rowland always makes sure we understand necessary followup instructions, and to call her office if we have any concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

I would recommend Dr. Rowland and her staff because they give you the best care possible despite their busy schedule and other distractions.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr. Rowland listens and cares.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

DR. Rowland is a very kind and caring Dr I would recommend her to anyone

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Dr Rowland is excellent and has been looking after me for a number of years. I recommend her without hesitation.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

I injured 2 toes and was able to get in to see Dr Rowland the very next morning. Great service!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Dr Rowland made sure I understood the instructions for my daily dressing changes before I left her office. She also reminded me to call her office if the wounds become worse before she sees me in one week.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Finally found someone who knew what was wrong and helped right then and there. I went to Dr. Musser and he did nothing, so this Doctor knew what she was doing.

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

Dr. Rowland is a very very excellent dr bedside manner plus

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr. Howland is the most skilled person I have ever encountered at toenail care and clipping.

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

wonderful lady and a great doctor

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr. Rowland is a terrific podiatrist!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

just be upfront when a provider is behind it happens but be proactive by sharing this information less frustration from the patient just sitting feeling forgotten!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

I feel *Dr. Rowland is very professional in all aspects - treatment - personal interest and concern. Over a 3-4 year period!

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

being a person with a recent knee implant and a infection in toe was a high concern to me. I am grateful to scheduler to get in quickly. Dr Rowland did a superb job of treating the infection. to getin quickly

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Doctor peeked in to let me know she was on her way to see me. She was very informative and caring

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

I traveled to Avon Lake from Garfield Hts. because I respect and like Dr. Rowland and her associates

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Excellent Dr. By the time I left, condition was much better. Provided sound and practical advice.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Dr Rowland was incredible!

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

the Dr was superb

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

good doctors but very poor scheduling

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Dr Rowland was excellent

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Great Doctor

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr Rowland was very caring and was on time She always listens carefully to your concerns

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

I was impressed that the doctor spent little time on the computer. She was focused on my issues. I would highly recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

DR. Rowland took extra time to explain everything carefully as well as to treat me.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

DR. ROWLAND (and NICOLE/Assistant) excellent expertise, caring and detailed listening and responding to my questions and concerns, and helpful in guiding me to understanding my condition. causes, and solutions, including self-care as needed.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

Dr. Rowland was very professional, and explained the cause of my symptoms so that I could understand.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

Dr. Rowland was awesome!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Dr J Rowland was outstanding

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

dr. Rowland is professional Pleasant and kind always

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

dr. Rowland is the best podiatrist

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

never had such a caring doctor .she is excellent

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Dr. Rowland is excellent in all ways.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Dr. Rowland treats my feet with care without making them bleed. She's the best.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Have already recently recommended this provider to 2 relatives and they love her!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr Rowland is my favorite doctor she is a trial pleasure for my appoinments

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Absolutely love Dr. Rowland. Extremely personable, caring and easy to speak with.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

I have already recommended Dr. Rowland and her staff.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Dr. Rowland explains the "whys" of my foot conditions and explains natural ways to treat. She answers my questions thoroughly and listens to my concerns. excellent experience.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Dr Rowland is very good at her job. Explains everything.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

My appointment was just a few minutes late in starting and Dr Rowland had an emergency prior to my arrival. Dr. Rowland greeted me, apologizing for her late arrival. She then started to conduct the nail trimming and callouse removal and quickly got me on my way. Walking became much more comfortable immediately following the procedure.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

I like that Dr Rowland actually TOLD me something I could to do help alleviate the problem in the future.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

the most excellent and enjoyable of appointments. I felt so cared for, listened to and respected the physician treating me. Dr Rowland is excellent and I would gladly see her again if the need arises.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

the Dr was wonderful she did a great job and putting Layla at ease and she explained everything to her

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Dr Rowland was great

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Very busy doctor, considering this she did very well.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

dr rowland, staff and greeters were excellent...there was confusion with scheduling, however.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

dr rowland was excellent in every way!!!

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Dr. Rowland and staff was very helpful and understanding in getting Ida in for an appointment. She had been in lockdown at her assited living for 9 months and really needed her toe nails cut.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

The name JOY is befitting, she's truly AMAZING at what she does, and a beautiful person inside and out. She is very informative with what treatments she's performing, caring, great personality. She makes you feel comfortable and reassured even if it's uncomfortable news she may have to deliver. You couldn't have hired a better doctor. Dr Joy Rowland makes me feel like a good friend, maybe even an extended family member of hers, she really cares about me and my well being. I love her....SHE ROCKS!

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

The staff are very courteous and friendly. They certainly help to ease the appointments for patients especially children. Dr. Rowland has a heart of gold.

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