License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Physician 4,589 4,776 4,970 5,342 5,741
Physician - 3 Year Limited 0 0 0 0 0
Physician Assistant 1,080 1,225 1,342 1,450 1,574
Specialist Assistant 8 7 37 6 14

Geographic Distribution*

As of July 1, 2021

Physician**

County Number County Number County Number
Full 3-yr Full 3-yr Full 3-yr
Albany 1,787 0 Jefferson 219 0 Saratoga 595 0
Allegany 26 0 Kings 6,045 0 Schenectady 418 0
Bronx 2,034 0 Lewis 31 0 Schoharie 17 0
Broome 647 0 Livingston 65 0 Schuyler 26 0
Cattaraugus 93 0 Madison 115 0 Seneca 14 0
Cayuga 91 0 Monroe 3,635 0 Steuben 198 0
Chautauqua 188 0 Montgomery 77 0 St. Lawrence 209 0
Chemung 297 0 Nassau 9,840 0 Suffolk 5,500 0
Chenango 50 0 New York 19,289 0 Sullivan 90 0
Clinton 219 0 Niagara 249 0 Tioga 52 0
Columbia 133 0 Oneida 509 0 Tompkins 261 0
Cortland 64 0 Onondaga 2,112 0 Ulster 339 0
Delaware 30 0 Ontario 310 0 Warren 251 0
Dutchess 938 0 Orange 1,068 0 Washington 29 0
Erie 3,327 0 Orleans 20 0 Wayne 64 0
Essex 50 0 Oswego 94 0 Westchester 7,020 0
Franklin 80 0 Otsego 339 0 Wyoming 39 0
Fulton 60 0 Putnam 226 0 Yates 25 0
Genesee 70 0 Queens 5,283 0 NYS TOTAL 77,825 0
Greene 53 0 Rensselaer 259 0 OTHER US 26,584 0
Hamilton 7 0 Richmond 1,454 0 NON-US 562 0
Herkimer 32 0 Rockland 1,163 0 TOTAL 104,971 0

Physician Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 349 Jefferson 99 Saratoga 248
Allegany 17 Kings 1,268 Schenectady 125
Bronx 309 Lewis 12 Schoharie 8
Broome 136 Livingston 46 Schuyler 7
Cattaraugus 34 Madison 52 Seneca 6
Cayuga 27 Monroe 852 Steuben 48
Chautauqua 71 Montgomery 27 St. Lawrence 78
Chemung 49 Nassau 2,176 Suffolk 1,738
Chenango 7 New York 1,165 Sullivan 23
Clinton 46 Niagara 129 Tioga 21
Columbia 39 Oneida 125 Tompkins 69
Cortland 19 Onondaga 529 Ulster 75
Delaware 20 Ontario 110 Warren 82
Dutchess 202 Orange 216 Washington 19
Erie 1,065 Orleans 11 Wayne 54
Essex 30 Oswego 32 Westchester 675
Franklin 35 Otsego 84 Wyoming 18
Fulton 11 Putnam 64 Yates 7
Genesee 24 Queens 1,554 NYS TOTAL 15,282
Greene 28 Rensselaer 113 OTHER US 4,148
Hamilton 3 Richmond 527 NON-US 19
Herkimer 16 Rockland 253 TOTAL 19,449

Specialist Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 5 Jefferson 2 Saratoga 3
Allegany 0 Kings 7 Schenectady 1
Bronx 2 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 11 Suffolk 6
Chenango 0 New York 2 Sullivan 0
Clinton 0 Niagara 1 Tioga 1
Columbia 1 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 11
Franklin 0 Otsego 0 Wyoming 0
Fulton 0 Putnam 1 Yates 0
Genesee 1 Queens 14 NYS TOTAL 88
Greene 0 Rensselaer 2 OTHER US 35
Hamilton 0 Richmond 3 NON-US 2
Herkimer 0 Rockland 1 TOTAL 125

* 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: August 4, 2021