License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Physician 4,038 3,994 4,272 5,223 4,644
Physician - 3 Year Limited 332 330 224 0 0
Physician Assistant 742 856 923 970 1040
Specialist Assistant 7 10 4 10 7

Geographic Distribution*

As of July 1, 2015

Physician**

County Number County Number County Number
Full 3-yr Full 3-yr Full 3-yr
Albany 1,689 0 Jefferson 239 0 Saratoga 493 0
Allegany 37 0 Kings 5,486 2 Schenectady 416 0
Bronx 2,080 2 Lewis 26 0 Schoharie 21 0
Broome 599 0 Livingston 63 0 Schuyler 24 0
Cattaraugus 107 1 Madison 119 0 Seneca 20 0
Cayuga 100 0 Monroe 3,252 2 Steuben 209 0
Chautauqua 189 0 Montgomery 82 0 St. Lawrence 185 0
Chemung 269 0 Nassau 9,200 1 Suffolk 5,232 0
Chenango 59 0 New York 18,363 7 Sullivan 101 0
Clinton 230 0 Niagara 263 1 Tioga 47 0
Columbia 134 0 Oneida 554 0 Tompkins 291 0
Cortland 63 0 Onondaga 1,984 3 Ulster 333 0
Delaware 31 0 Ontario 286 0 Warren 257 0
Dutchess 939 0 Orange 940 0 Washington 44 0
Erie 3,259 1 Orleans 22 0 Wayne 72 1
Essex 46 0 Oswego 102 0 Westchester 6,464 3
Franklin 105 0 Otsego 340 0 Wyoming 37 0
Fulton 68 0 Putnam 242 0 Yates 27 0
Genesee 61 0 Queens 4,986 1 NYS TOTAL 74,059 27
Greene 54 0 Rensselaer 290 0 OTHER US 20,118 1
Hamilton 6 0 Richmond 1,528 1 NON-US 371 0
Herkimer 46 0 Rockland 1,248 0 TOTAL 94,548 25

Physician Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 227 Jefferson 82 Saratoga 164
Allegany 16 Kings 998 Schenectady 111
Bronx 295 Lewis 9 Schoharie 9
Broome 90 Livingston 37 Schuyler 6
Cattaraugus 32 Madison 38 Seneca 7
Cayuga 24 Monroe 600 Steuben 36
Chautauqua 44 Montgomery 17 St. Lawrence 61
Chemung 37 Nassau 1,556 Suffolk 1,199
Chenango 13 New York 820 Sullivan 20
Clinton 36 Niagara 76 Tioga 22
Columbia 30 Oneida 88 Tompkins 37
Cortland 18 Onondaga 394 Ulster 75
Delaware 17 Ontario 80 Warren 83
Dutchess 161 Orange 144 Washington 18
Erie 738 Orleans 6 Wayne 45
Essex 36 Oswego 31 Westchester 458
Franklin 30 Otsego 66 Wyoming 17
Fulton 18 Putnam 52 Yates 4
Genesee 15 Queens 1,228 NYS TOTAL 11,283
Greene 20 Rensselaer 90 OTHER US 2,321
Hamilton 4 Richmond 414 NON-US 17
Herkimer 9 Rockland 175 TOTAL 13,621

Specialist Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 1 Jefferson 1 Saratoga 3
Allegany 0 Kings 8 Schenectady 2
Bronx 2 Lewis 0 Schoharie 0
Broome 3 Livingston 0 Schuyler 0
Cattaraugus 1 Madison 0 Seneca 0
Cayuga 1 Monroe 2 Steuben 1
Chautauqua 0 Montgomery 0 St. Lawrence 0
Chemung 0 Nassau 9 Suffolk 6
Chenango 0 New York 3 Sullivan 0
Clinton 0 Niagara 1 Tioga 1
Columbia 0 Oneida 2 Tompkins 0
Cortland 0 Onondaga 0 Ulster 0
Delaware 0 Ontario 1 Warren 1
Dutchess 0 Orange 1 Washington 1
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 9 NYS TOTAL 83
Greene 0 Rensselaer 2 OTHER US 27
Hamilton 0 Richmond 3 NON-US 0
Herkimer 0 Rockland 1 TOTAL 110

* 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 22, 2015