License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Physician 4,190 4,038 3,994 4,272 5,223
Physician - 3 Year Limited 317 332 330 224 0
Physician Assistant 722 742 856 923 970
Specialist Assistant 10 7 10 4 10

Geographic Distribution*

As of January 1, 2014

Physician**

County Number County Number County Number
Full 3-yr Full 3-yr Full 3-yr
Albany 1,869 11 Jefferson 242 5 Saratoga 666 4
Allegany 42 1 Kings 6,322 78 Schenectady 472 0
Bronx 2,470 86 Lewis 33 0 Schoharie 20 0
Broome 651 7 Livingston 95 0 Schuyler 40 0
Cattaraugus 140 11 Madison 136 0 Seneca 23 0
Cayuga 109 0 Monroe 3,610 27 Steuben 239 0
Chautauqua 261 11 Montgomery 113 2 St. Lawrence 215 9
Chemung 307 1 Nassau 10,184 13 Suffolk 6,427 3
Chenango 74 2 New York 18,766 107 Sullivan 154 2
Clinton 253 1 Niagara 352 7 Tioga 54 1
Columbia 159 2 Oneida 639 2 Tompkins 343 0
Cortland 97 0 Onondaga 2,412 15 Ulster 405 0
Delaware 43 0 Ontario 326 0 Warren 284 9
Dutchess 1,259 0 Orange 1,272 5 Washington 63 0
Erie 3,650 50 Orleans 30 0 Wayne 92 4
Essex 89 0 Oswego 192 2 Westchester 6,951 34
Franklin 113 5 Otsego 348 2 Wyoming 49 0
Fulton 107 0 Putnam 294 0 Yates 37 0
Genesee 94 0 Queens 5,873 30 NYS TOTAL 83,287 556
Greene 70 0 Rensselaer 349 1 OTHER US 18,960 40
Hamilton 6 0 Richmond 1,889 3 NON-US 307 6
Herkimer 55 0 Rockland 1,358 3 TOTAL 102,554 602

Physician Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 226 Jefferson 83 Saratoga 174
Allegany 14 Kings 995 Schenectady 98
Bronx 278 Lewis 7 Schoharie 9
Broome 89 Livingston 33 Schuyler 4
Cattaraugus 39 Madison 42 Seneca 7
Cayuga 26 Monroe 572 Steuben 35
Chautauqua 65 Montgomery 16 St. Lawrence 49
Chemung 36 Nassau 1,549 Suffolk 1,201
Chenango 15 New York 780 Sullivan 17
Clinton 31 Niagara 76 Tioga 18
Columbia 31 Oneida 91 Tompkins 45
Cortland 22 Onondaga 404 Ulster 84
Delaware 18 Ontario 82 Warren 90
Dutchess 179 Orange 141 Washington 16
Erie 718 Orleans 5 Wayne 41
Essex 48 Oswego 44 Westchester 422
Franklin 30 Otsego 66 Wyoming 16
Fulton 23 Putnam 48 Yates 3
Genesee 20 Queens 1,196 NYS TOTAL 11,173
Greene 28 Rensselaer 92 OTHER US 2,121
Hamilton 5 Richmond 412 NON-US 13
Herkimer 11 Rockland 158 TOTAL 13,307

Specialist Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 2 Jefferson 1 Saratoga 3
Allegany 0 Kings 7 Schenectady 1
Bronx 3 Lewis 0 Schoharie 0
Broome 3 Livingston 0 Schuyler 0
Cattaraugus 2 Madison 0 Seneca 0
Cayuga 1 Monroe 2 Steuben 1
Chautauqua 0 Montgomery 0 St. Lawrence 0
Chemung 0 Nassau 10 Suffolk 5
Chenango 0 New York 4 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 2 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 1 OTHER US 29
Hamilton 0 Richmond 3 NON-US 0
Herkimer 0 Rockland 1 TOTAL 112

* 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: February 6, 2014