License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Physician 5,223 4,644 4,575 4,589 4,776
Physician - 3 Year Limited 0 0 0 0 0
Physician Assistant 970 1,040 1,074 1,080 1,225
Specialist Assistant 10 7 4 8 7

Geographic Distribution*

As of July 1, 2018

Physician**

County Number County Number County Number
Full 3-yr Full 3-yr Full 3-yr
Albany 1,773 0 Jefferson 246 0 Saratoga 509 0
Allegany 29 0 Kings 5,688 0 Schenectady 430 0
Bronx 2,065 0 Lewis 29 0 Schoharie 19 0
Broome 615 0 Livingston 64 0 Schuyler 21 0
Cattaraugus 95 0 Madison 111 0 Seneca 18 0
Cayuga 93 0 Monroe 3,419 0 Steuben 214 0
Chautauqua 187 0 Montgomery 89 0 St. Lawrence 222 0
Chemung 284 0 Nassau 9,378 0 Suffolk 5,372 0
Chenango 48 0 New York 18,718 0 Sullivan 94 0
Clinton 211 0 Niagara 252 0 Tioga 50 0
Columbia 128 0 Oneida 541 0 Tompkins 280 0
Cortland 59 0 Onondaga 2,016 0 Ulster 329 0
Delaware 28 0 Ontario 282 0 Warren 273 0
Dutchess 942 0 Orange 1,017 0 Washington 37 0
Erie 3,252 0 Orleans 22 0 Wayne 68 0
Essex 50 0 Oswego 90 0 Westchester 6,621 0
Franklin 90 0 Otsego 343 0 Wyoming 39 0
Fulton 57 0 Putnam 235 0 Yates 26 0
Genesee 65 0 Queens 5,067 0 NYS TOTAL 75,392 0
Greene 59 0 Rensselaer 269 0 OTHER US 22,066 0
Hamilton 7 0 Richmond 1,536 0 NON-US 427 0
Herkimer 33 0 Rockland 1,189 0 TOTAL 97,885 0

Physician Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 296 Jefferson 90 Saratoga 191
Allegany 13 Kings 1,126 Schenectady 113
Bronx 317 Lewis 12 Schoharie 10
Broome 99 Livingston 40 Schuyler 7
Cattaraugus 35 Madison 40 Seneca 6
Cayuga 24 Monroe 708 Steuben 40
Chautauqua 60 Montgomery 20 St. Lawrence 67
Chemung 42 Nassau 1,824 Suffolk 1,428
Chenango 11 New York 984 Sullivan 20
Clinton 42 Niagara 95 Tioga 21
Columbia 33 Oneida 110 Tompkins 51
Cortland 14 Onondaga 458 Ulster 78
Delaware 20 Ontario 84 Warren 89
Dutchess 174 Orange 173 Washington 16
Erie 875 Orleans 7 Wayne 50
Essex 31 Oswego 30 Westchester 545
Franklin 37 Otsego 68 Wyoming 15
Fulton 22 Putnam 57 Yates 6
Genesee 20 Queens 1,452 NYS TOTAL 13,098
Greene 27 Rensselaer 104 OTHER US 2,832
Hamilton 3 Richmond 453 NON-US 18
Herkimer 12 Rockland 203 TOTAL 15,948

Specialist Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 3 Jefferson 2 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 11 Suffolk 6
Chenango 0 New York 3 Sullivan 0
Clinton 0 Niagara 1 Tioga 1
Columbia 0 Oneida 1 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 1 Putnam 1 Yates 0
Genesee 2 Queens 11 NYS TOTAL 90
Greene 0 Rensselaer 2 OTHER US 28
Hamilton 0 Richmond 4 NON-US 1
Herkimer 0 Rockland 1 TOTAL 119

* 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 17, 2018