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 January 1, 2015

Physician**

County Number County Number County Number
Full 3-yr Full 3-yr Full 3-yr
Albany 1,681 0 Jefferson 238 0 Saratoga 481 0
Allegany 36 0 Kings 5,424 3 Schenectady 415 0
Bronx 2,021 3 Lewis 28 0 Schoharie 20 0
Broome 606 0 Livingston 65 0 Schuyler 24 0
Cattaraugus 111 1 Madison 117 0 Seneca 20 0
Cayuga 98 0 Monroe 3,216 2 Steuben 205 0
Chautauqua 180 0 Montgomery 81 0 St. Lawrence 178 0
Chemung 266 0 Nassau 9,086 1 Suffolk 5246 0
Chenango 64 0 New York 18,173 11 Sullivan 105 0
Clinton 224 0 Niagara 257 1 Tioga 49 0
Columbia 132 0 Oneida 553 0 Tompkins 288 0
Cortland 61 0 Onondaga 1,973 3 Ulster 320 0
Delaware 30 0 Ontario 283 0 Warren 254 0
Dutchess 947 0 Orange 949 0 Washington 46 0
Erie 3,218 5 Orleans 22 0 Wayne 77 1
Essex 45 0 Oswego 100 0 Westchester 6,417 4
Franklin 107 0 Otsego 344 0 Wyoming 38 0
Fulton 68 0 Putnam 231 0 Yates 26 0
Genesee 62 0 Queens 4,916 1 NYS TOTAL 73,386 37
Greene 54 0 Rensselaer 290 0 OTHER US 19,566 2
Hamilton 6 0 Richmond 1,526 1 NON-US 347 0
Herkimer 50 0 Rockland 1238 0 TOTAL 93,299 39

Physician Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 218 Jefferson 80 Saratoga 163
Allegany 17 Kings 993 Schenectady 105
Bronx 288 Lewis 9 Schoharie 8
Broome 88 Livingston 36 Schuyler 5
Cattaraugus 29 Madison 41 Seneca 7
Cayuga 25 Monroe 594 Steuben 36
Chautauqua 44 Montgomery 18 St. Lawrence 59
Chemung 36 Nassau 1,529 Suffolk 1,189
Chenango 13 New York 797 Sullivan 18
Clinton 34 Niagara 76 Tioga 21
Columbia 30 Oneida 86 Tompkins 42
Cortland 17 Onondaga 388 Ulster 72
Delaware 17 Ontario 82 Warren 85
Dutchess 160 Orange 142 Washington 17
Erie 707 Orleans 5 Wayne 44
Essex 38 Oswego 32 Westchester 441
Franklin 28 Otsego 65 Wyoming 14
Fulton 20 Putnam 50 Yates 4
Genesee 14 Queens 1,198 NYS TOTAL 11,065
Greene 19 Rensselaer 89 OTHER US 2,251
Hamilton 4 Richmond 400 NON-US 13
Herkimer 10 Rockland 169 TOTAL 13,329

Specialist Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 1 Jefferson 1 Saratoga 3
Allegany 0 Kings 7 Schenectady 2
Bronx 2 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 9 Suffolk 6
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 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 84
Greene 0 Rensselaer 2 OTHER US 28
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: January 21, 2015