License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Physician 4,272 5,223 4,644 4,575 4,589
Physician - 3 Year Limited 224 0 0 0 0
Physician Assistant 923 970 1,040 1,074 1,080
Specialist Assistant 4 10 7 4 8

Geographic Distribution*

As of July 1, 2017

Physician**

County Number County Number County Number
Full 3-yr Full 3-yr Full 3-yr
Albany 1,755 0 Jefferson 255 0 Saratoga 490 0
Allegany 32 0 Kings 5,609 0 Schenectady 433 0
Bronx 2,111 0 Lewis 30 0 Schoharie 20 0
Broome 620 0 Livingston 60 0 Schuyler 24 0
Cattaraugus 100 0 Madison 111 0 Seneca 18 0
Cayuga 101 0 Monroe 3,353 0 Steuben 211 0
Chautauqua 191 0 Montgomery 86 0 St. Lawrence 214 0
Chemung 285 0 Nassau 9,323 0 Suffolk 5,328 0
Chenango 52 0 New York 18,634 0 Sullivan 102 0
Clinton 218 0 Niagara 258 0 Tioga 47 0
Columbia 125 0 Oneida 555 0 Tompkins 277 0
Cortland 61 0 Onondaga 2,001 0 Ulster 335 0
Delaware 31 0 Ontario 283 0 Warren 270 0
Dutchess 945 0 Orange 1008 0 Washington 42 0
Erie 3,269 0 Orleans 23 0 Wayne 73 0
Essex 50 0 Oswego 93 0 Westchester 6,565 0
Franklin 93 0 Otsego 338 0 Wyoming 39 0
Fulton 55 0 Putnam 232 0 Yates 25 0
Genesee 66 0 Queens 5,077 0 NYS TOTAL 75,139 0
Greene 61 0 Rensselaer 282 0 OTHER US 21,303 0
Hamilton 7 0 Richmond 1,542 0 NON-US 408 0
Herkimer 35 0 Rockland 1,210 0 TOTAL 96,850 0

Physician Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 272 Jefferson 89 Saratoga 184
Allegany 15 Kings 1,071 Schenectady 110
Bronx 304 Lewis 11 Schoharie 9
Broome 93 Livingston 39 Schuyler 7
Cattaraugus 33 Madison 37 Seneca 5
Cayuga 24 Monroe 665 Steuben 40
Chautauqua 52 Montgomery 19 St. Lawrence 64
Chemung 40 Nassau 1,738 Suffolk 1,357
Chenango 12 New York 928 Sullivan 23
Clinton 37 Niagara 88 Tioga 19
Columbia 33 Oneida 104 Tompkins 45
Cortland 18 Onondaga 435 Ulster 80
Delaware 17 Ontario 80 Warren 90
Dutchess 172 Orange 159 Washington 20
Erie 819 Orleans 8 Wayne 48
Essex 34 Oswego 30 Westchester 507
Franklin 33 Otsego 65 Wyoming 15
Fulton 20 Putnam 50 Yates 6
Genesee 18 Queens 1,387 NYS TOTAL 12,458
Greene 24 Rensselaer 109 OTHER US 2,619
Hamilton 3 Richmond 444 NON-US 22
Herkimer 9 Rockland 191 TOTAL 15,099

Specialist Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 3 Jefferson 2 Saratoga 3
Allegany 0 Kings 8 Schenectady 2
Bronx 3 Lewis 0 Schoharie 0
Broome 2 Livingston 0 Schuyler 0
Cattaraugus 1 Madison 0 Seneca 0
Cayuga 1 Monroe 1 Steuben 1
Chautauqua 0 Montgomery 0 St. Lawrence 0
Chemung 0 Nassau 10 Suffolk 6
Chenango 0 New York 3 Sullivan 0
Clinton 0 Niagara 1 Tioga 1
Columbia 0 Oneida 1 Tompkins 0
Cortland 0 Onondaga 0 Ulster 0
Delaware 0 Ontario 1 Warren 2
Dutchess 0 Orange 1 Washington 0
Erie 3 Orleans 0 Wayne 0
Essex 0 Oswego 0 Westchester 10
Franklin 0 Otsego 0 Wyoming 0
Fulton 1 Putnam 1 Yates 0
Genesee 2 Queens 11 NYS TOTAL 89
Greene 0 Rensselaer 2 OTHER US 26
Hamilton 0 Richmond 4 NON-US 1
Herkimer 0 Rockland 2 TOTAL 116

* Location reflects the licensee's primary mailing address on record with the Office of the Professions; the address is not necessarily the licensee's practice address. Although licensees must be registered to use the professional title or to practice within New York State, being registered does not mean the licensee is actively doing so.

** Displaying both full and three-year limited licenses.

*** Registered physician assistants and registered specialist assistants practice only under the supervision of licensed physicians.

Last Updated: July 17, 2017