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 July 1, 2019

Physician**

County Number County Number County Number
Full 3-yr Full 3-yr Full 3-yr
Albany 1,779 0 Jefferson 241 0 Saratoga 544 0
Allegany 29 0 Kings 5,795 0 Schenectady 416 0
Bronx 2,093 0 Lewis 26 0 Schoharie 20 0
Broome 612 0 Livingston 64 0 Schuyler 25 0
Cattaraugus 97 0 Madison 124 0 Seneca 15 0
Cayuga 96 0 Monroe 3,477 0 Steuben 212 0
Chautauqua 187 0 Montgomery 87 0 St. Lawrence 220 0
Chemung 294 0 Nassau 9,437 0 Suffolk 5,392 0
Chenango 47 0 New York 19,059 0 Sullivan 95 0
Clinton 211 0 Niagara 256 0 Tioga 47 0
Columbia 126 0 Oneida 525 0 Tompkins 284 0
Cortland 59 0 Onondaga 2,049 0 Ulster 326 0
Delaware 28 0 Ontario 294 0 Warren 257 0
Dutchess 956 0 Orange 1,056 0 Washington 36 0
Erie 3,252 0 Orleans 21 0 Wayne 65 0
Essex 51 0 Oswego 92 0 Westchester 6,744 0
Franklin 87 0 Otsego 335 0 Wyoming 39 0
Fulton 61 0 Putnam 229 0 Yates 25 0
Genesee 74 0 Queens 5,112 0 NYS TOTAL 76,230 0
Greene 62 0 Rensselaer 270 0 OTHER US 22,959 0
Hamilton 5 0 Richmond 1,508 0 NON-US 437 0
Herkimer 32 0 Rockland 1,173 0 TOTAL 99,626 0

Physician Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 320 Jefferson 90 Saratoga 193
Allegany 17 Kings 1,168 Schenectady 121
Bronx 314 Lewis 14 Schoharie 11
Broome 109 Livingston 39 Schuyler 7
Cattaraugus 34 Madison 42 Seneca 5
Cayuga 26 Monroe 767 Steuben 46
Chautauqua 68 Montgomery 20 St. Lawrence 74
Chemung 42 Nassau 1,936 Suffolk 1,507
Chenango 10 New York 1,062 Sullivan 22
Clinton 42 Niagara 112 Tioga 21
Columbia 30 Oneida 110 Tompkins 59
Cortland 17 Onondaga 486 Ulster 78
Delaware 21 Ontario 88 Warren 85
Dutchess 180 Orange 183 Washington 16
Erie 924 Orleans 7 Wayne 49
Essex 31 Oswego 29 Westchester 587
Franklin 34 Otsego 71 Wyoming 15
Fulton 19 Putnam 52 Yates 6
Genesee 21 Queens 1,514 NYS TOTAL 13,804
Greene 30 Rensselaer 109 OTHER US 3,138
Hamilton 3 Richmond 476 NON-US 19
Herkimer 14 Rockland 221 TOTAL 16,961

Specialist Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 4 Jefferson 3 Saratoga 3
Allegany 0 Kings 8 Schenectady 1
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 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 14 NYS TOTAL 93
Greene 0 Rensselaer 2 OTHER US 29
Hamilton 0 Richmond 4 NON-US 1
Herkimer 0 Rockland 1 TOTAL 123

* 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 10, 2019