License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Physician 4,644 4,575 4,589 4,776 4,970
Physician - 3 Year Limited 0 0 0 0 0
Physician Assistant 1,040 1,074 1,080 1,225 1,342
Specialist Assistant 7 4 8 7 37

Geographic Distribution*

As of January 1, 2019

Physician**

County Number County Number County Number
Full 3-yr Full 3-yr Full 3-yr
Albany 1,772 0 Jefferson 248 0 Saratoga 528 0
Allegany 29 0 Kings 5,698 0 Schenectady 427 0
Bronx 2,055 0 Lewis 28 0 Schoharie 19 0
Broome 612 0 Livingston 65 0 Schuyler 22 0
Cattaraugus 101 0 Madison 118 0 Seneca 18 0
Cayuga 95 0 Monroe 3,435 0 Steuben 210 0
Chautauqua 188 0 Montgomery 87 0 St. Lawrence 226 0
Chemung 294 0 Nassau 9,399 0 Suffolk 5,374 0
Chenango 47 0 New York 18,809 0 Sullivan 96 0
Clinton 211 0 Niagara 251 0 Tioga 50 0
Columbia 126 0 Oneida 533 0 Tompkins 286 0
Cortland 61 0 Onondaga 2,026 0 Ulster 330 0
Delaware 28 0 Ontario 294 0 Warren 265 0
Dutchess 948 0 Orange 1,043 0 Washington 36 0
Erie 3,249 0 Orleans 23 0 Wayne 67 0
Essex 49 0 Oswego 90 0 Westchester 6,690 0
Franklin 85 0 Otsego 334 0 Wyoming 40 0
Fulton 59 0 Putnam 232 0 Yates 27 0
Genesee 71 0 Queens 5,017 0 NYS TOTAL 75,565 0
Greene 60 0 Rensselaer 261 0 OTHER US 22,328 0
Hamilton 6 0 Richmond 1,511 0 NON-US 438 0
Herkimer 31 0 Rockland 1,175 0 TOTAL 98,331 0

Physician Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 313 Jefferson 91 Saratoga 199
Allegany 15 Kings 1,160 Schenectady 120
Bronx 320 Lewis 13 Schoharie 11
Broome 108 Livingston 38 Schuyler 7
Cattaraugus 36 Madison 40 Seneca 5
Cayuga 25 Monroe 759 Steuben 41
Chautauqua 67 Montgomery 19 St. Lawrence 70
Chemung 43 Nassau 1,909 Suffolk 1,483
Chenango 12 New York 1,035 Sullivan 21
Clinton 43 Niagara 104 Tioga 21
Columbia 33 Oneida 111 Tompkins 51
Cortland 16 Onondaga 482 Ulster 75
Delaware 21 Ontario 93 Warren 88
Dutchess 181 Orange 183 Washington 17
Erie 904 Orleans 8 Wayne 51
Essex 30 Oswego 30 Westchester 571
Franklin 34 Otsego 67 Wyoming 15
Fulton 21 Putnam 56 Yates 5
Genesee 23 Queens 1,498 NYS TOTAL 13,640
Greene 28 Rensselaer 111 OTHER US 3,035
Hamilton 3 Richmond 473 NON-US 19
Herkimer 14 Rockland 219 TOTAL 16,694

Specialist Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 3 Jefferson 2 Saratoga 4
Allegany 0 Kings 7 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 12 Suffolk 6
Chenango 0 New York 3 Sullivan 0
Clinton 0 Niagara 1 Tioga 1
Columbia 0 Oneida 0 Tompkins 0
Cortland 0 Onondaga 0 Ulster 0
Delaware 0 Ontario 1 Warren 1
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 12 NYS TOTAL 89
Greene 0 Rensselaer 2 OTHER US 31
Hamilton 0 Richmond 4 NON-US 1
Herkimer 0 Rockland 1 TOTAL 121

* 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: January 11, 2019