License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Physician 4,190 4,038 3,994 4,272 5,223
Physician - 3 Year Limited 317 332 330 224 0
Physician Assistant 722 742 856 923 970
Specialist Assistant 10 7 10 4 10

Geographic Distribution*

As of July 1, 2014

Physician**

County Number County Number County Number
Full 3-yr Full 3-yr Full 3-yr
Albany 1,694 3 Jefferson 227 2 Saratoga 472 1
Allegany 34 0 Kings 5,401 28 Schenectady 421 0
Bronx 2,012 16 Lewis 29 0 Schoharie 17 0
Broome 600 5 Livingston 64 0 Schuyler 24 0
Cattaraugus 112 3 Madison 114 0 Seneca 18 0
Cayuga 96 0 Monroe 3,227 16 Steuben 199 0
Chautauqua 176 6 Montgomery 81 0 St. Lawrence 174 3
Chemung 270 1 Nassau 9,052 6 Suffolk 5232 3
Chenango 67 0 New York 18,161 62 Sullivan 100 2
Clinton 224 0 Niagara 260 1 Tioga 50 1
Columbia 132 0 Oneida 560 1 Tompkins 282 0
Cortland 61 0 Onondaga 1,936 7 Ulster 313 0
Delaware 30 0 Ontario 287 0 Warren 250 1
Dutchess 963 0 Orange 951 3 Washington 47 0
Erie 3,198 19 Orleans 26 0 Wayne 81 1
Essex 44 0 Oswego 101 0 Westchester 6,410 21
Franklin 104 1 Otsego 332 1 Wyoming 35 0
Fulton 68 0 Putnam 240 0 Yates 29 0
Genesee 65 0 Queens 4,930 11 NYS TOTAL 73,249 227
Greene 53 0 Rensselaer 286 0 OTHER US 19,603 22
Hamilton 4 0 Richmond 1,535 1 NON-US 335 4
Herkimer 48 0 Rockland 1240 1 TOTAL 93,187 253

Physician Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 206 Jefferson 78 Saratoga 168
Allegany 15 Kings 970 Schenectady 100
Bronx 270 Lewis 6 Schoharie 9
Broome 86 Livingston 31 Schuyler 4
Cattaraugus 31 Madison 42 Seneca 7
Cayuga 24 Monroe 576 Steuben 31
Chautauqua 45 Montgomery 16 St. Lawrence 55
Chemung 38 Nassau 1,455 Suffolk 1,132
Chenango 13 New York 755 Sullivan 17
Clinton 32 Niagara 75 Tioga 19
Columbia 31 Oneida 84 Tompkins 45
Cortland 17 Onondaga 371 Ulster 72
Delaware 16 Ontario 81 Warren 84
Dutchess 156 Orange 133 Washington 17
Erie 673 Orleans 6 Wayne 38
Essex 35 Oswego 32 Westchester 422
Franklin 29 Otsego 66 Wyoming 16
Fulton 20 Putnam 46 Yates 3
Genesee 15 Queens 1,157 NYS TOTAL 10,631
Greene 18 Rensselaer 82 OTHER US 2,158
Hamilton 4 Richmond 386 NON-US 14
Herkimer 11 Rockland 159 TOTAL 12,803

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 5 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 2 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 8 NYS TOTAL 83
Greene 0 Rensselaer 2 OTHER US 27
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: July 16, 2014