License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Physician 3,994 4,272 5,223 4,644 4,575
Physician - 3 Year Limited 330 224 0 0 0
Physician Assistant 856 923 970 1,040 1,074
Specialist Assistant 10 4 10 7 4

Geographic Distribution*

As of January 1, 2016

Physician**

County Number County Number County Number
Full 3-yr Full 3-yr Full 3-yr
Albany 1,709 0 Jefferson 242 0 Saratoga 489 0
Allegany 36 0 Kings 5,507 0 Schenectady 425 0
Bronx 2,077 1 Lewis 29 0 Schoharie 21 0
Broome 601 0 Livingston 62 0 Schuyler 24 0
Cattaraugus 105 0 Madison 113 0 Seneca 19 0
Cayuga 102 0 Monroe 3,246 0 Steuben 205 0
Chautauqua 192 0 Montgomery 81 0 St. Lawrence 192 0
Chemung 273 0 Nassau 9,242 1 Suffolk 5,216 0
Chenango 62 0 New York 18,359 3 Sullivan 103 0
Clinton 230 0 Niagara 255 0 Tioga 48 0
Columbia 130 0 Oneida 544 0 Tompkins 285 0
Cortland 68 0 Onondaga 1,981 2 Ulster 340 0
Delaware 34 0 Ontario 285 0 Warren 262 0
Dutchess 934 0 Orange 948 0 Washington 42 0
Erie 3,254 1 Orleans 21 0 Wayne 75 1
Essex 48 0 Oswego 105 0 Westchester 6,478 0
Franklin 103 0 Otsego 344 0 Wyoming 37 0
Fulton 62 0 Putnam 242 0 Yates 26 0
Genesee 61 0 Queens 5,003 0 NYS TOTAL 74,145 9
Greene 56 0 Rensselaer 289 0 OTHER US 20,050 1
Hamilton 6 0 Richmond 1,539 0 NON-US 369 0
Herkimer 43 0 Rockland 1,235 0 TOTAL 94,564 10

Physician Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 238 Jefferson 87 Saratoga 175
Allegany 15 Kings 1,023 Schenectady 106
Bronx 297 Lewis 10 Schoharie 8
Broome 88 Livingston 43 Schuyler 6
Cattaraugus 33 Madison 37 Seneca 6
Cayuga 24 Monroe 612 Steuben 33
Chautauqua 45 Montgomery 18 St. Lawrence 60
Chemung 37 Nassau 1,623 Suffolk 1,245
Chenango 12 New York 868 Sullivan 22
Clinton 35 Niagara 75 Tioga 20
Columbia 32 Oneida 99 Tompkins 39
Cortland 21 Onondaga 409 Ulster 78
Delaware 14 Ontario 77 Warren 85
Dutchess 166 Orange 145 Washington 19
Erie 751 Orleans 6 Wayne 45
Essex 37 Oswego 33 Westchester 474
Franklin 31 Otsego 69 Wyoming 16
Fulton 18 Putnam 54 Yates 5
Genesee 14 Queens 1,308 NYS TOTAL 11,674
Greene 19 Rensselaer 93 OTHER US 2,415
Hamilton 4 Richmond 421 NON-US 19
Herkimer 9 Rockland 182 TOTAL 14,108

Specialist Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 1 Jefferson 1 Saratoga 3
Allegany 0 Kings 8 Schenectady 2
Bronx 3 Lewis 0 Schoharie 0
Broome 2 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 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 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 9 NYS TOTAL 84
Greene 0 Rensselaer 2 OTHER US 26
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: February 11, 2016