License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Physician 4,272 5,223 4,644 4,575 4,589
Physician - 3 Year Limited 224 0 0 0 0
Physician Assistant 923 970 1,040 1,074 1,080
Specialist Assistant 4 10 7 4 8

Geographic Distribution*

As of January 1, 2017

Physician**

County Number County Number County Number
Full 3-yr Full 3-yr Full 3-yr
Albany 1,734 0 Jefferson 254 0 Saratoga 491 0
Allegany 34 0 Kings 5,599 0 Schenectady 422 0
Bronx 2,104 0 Lewis 27 0 Schoharie 21 0
Broome 592 0 Livingston 60 0 Schuyler 25 0
Cattaraugus 104 0 Madison 108 0 Seneca 17 0
Cayuga 103 0 Monroe 3,286 0 Steuben 207 0
Chautauqua 191 0 Montgomery 87 0 St. Lawrence 211 0
Chemung 280 0 Nassau 9,307 0 Suffolk 5,258 0
Chenango 57 0 New York 18,428 0 Sullivan 100 0
Clinton 221 0 Niagara 256 0 Tioga 47 0
Columbia 125 0 Oneida 553 0 Tompkins 277 0
Cortland 65 0 Onondaga 1,993 0 Ulster 334 0
Delaware 34 0 Ontario 288 0 Warren 269 0
Dutchess 942 0 Orange 1000 0 Washington 39 0
Erie 3,253 0 Orleans 23 0 Wayne 69 0
Essex 51 0 Oswego 95 0 Westchester 6,507 0
Franklin 91 0 Otsego 350 0 Wyoming 38 0
Fulton 58 0 Putnam 233 0 Yates 26 0
Genesee 61 0 Queens 5,025 0 NYS TOTAL 74,578 0
Greene 58 0 Rensselaer 297 0 OTHER US 20,629 0
Hamilton 7 0 Richmond 1,535 0 NON-US 397 0
Herkimer 39 0 Rockland 1,212 0 TOTAL 95,604 0

Physician Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 265 Jefferson 89 Saratoga 182
Allegany 17 Kings 1,071 Schenectady 109
Bronx 307 Lewis 11 Schoharie 10
Broome 95 Livingston 44 Schuyler 7
Cattaraugus 34 Madison 38 Seneca 5
Cayuga 27 Monroe 649 Steuben 36
Chautauqua 50 Montgomery 19 St. Lawrence 67
Chemung 39 Nassau 1,714 Suffolk 1,319
Chenango 12 New York 926 Sullivan 26
Clinton 37 Niagara 86 Tioga 20
Columbia 31 Oneida 101 Tompkins 43
Cortland 17 Onondaga 423 Ulster 81
Delaware 17 Ontario 80 Warren 89
Dutchess 174 Orange 154 Washington 19
Erie 791 Orleans 8 Wayne 46
Essex 37 Oswego 31 Westchester 489
Franklin 32 Otsego 66 Wyoming 17
Fulton 18 Putnam 54 Yates 5
Genesee 18 Queens 1,366 NYS TOTAL 12,291
Greene 24 Rensselaer 104 OTHER US 2,536
Hamilton 3 Richmond 444 NON-US 23
Herkimer 8 Rockland 190 TOTAL 14,850

Specialist Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 2 Jefferson 1 Saratoga 4
Allegany 0 Kings 7 Schenectady 2
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 9 Suffolk 6
Chenango 0 New York 4 Sullivan 0
Clinton 0 Niagara 1 Tioga 2
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 12 NYS TOTAL 89
Greene 0 Rensselaer 2 OTHER US 25
Hamilton 0 Richmond 4 NON-US 1
Herkimer 0 Rockland 2 TOTAL 115

* 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 19, 2017