License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Physician 4,575 4,589 4,776 4,970 5,342
Physician - 3 Year Limited 0 0 0 0 0
Physician Assistant 1,074 1,080 1,225 1,342 1,450
Specialist Assistant 4 8 7 37 6

Geographic Distribution*

As of January 1, 2020

Physician**

County Number County Number County Number
Full 3-yr Full 3-yr Full 3-yr
Albany 1,787 0 Jefferson 237 0 Saratoga 554 0
Allegany 29 0 Kings 5,866 0 Schenectady 421 0
Bronx 2,083 0 Lewis 28 0 Schoharie 19 0
Broome 631 0 Livingston 66 0 Schuyler 24 0
Cattaraugus 101 0 Madison 124 0 Seneca 14 0
Cayuga 97 0 Monroe 3,528 0 Steuben 208 0
Chautauqua 187 0 Montgomery 83 0 St. Lawrence 222 0
Chemung 299 0 Nassau 9,470 0 Suffolk 5,399 0
Chenango 49 0 New York 19,146 0 Sullivan 93 0
Clinton 219 0 Niagara 259 0 Tioga 49 0
Columbia 126 0 Oneida 512 0 Tompkins 281 0
Cortland 64 0 Onondaga 2,057 0 Ulster 331 0
Delaware 30 0 Ontario 303 0 Warren 254 0
Dutchess 974 0 Orange 1,051 0 Washington 33 0
Erie 3,237 0 Orleans 22 0 Wayne 66 0
Essex 50 0 Oswego 93 0 Westchester 6,787 0
Franklin 86 0 Otsego 340 0 Wyoming 41 0
Fulton 56 0 Putnam 231 0 Yates 25 0
Genesee 75 0 Queens 5,104 0 NYS TOTAL 76,536 0
Greene 55 0 Rensselaer 256 0 OTHER US 23,304 0
Hamilton 5 0 Richmond 1,494 0 NON-US 466 0
Herkimer 34 0 Rockland 1,171 0 TOTAL 100,306 0

Physician Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 342 Jefferson 95 Saratoga 211
Allegany 18 Kings 1,219 Schenectady 127
Bronx 318 Lewis 12 Schoharie 11
Broome 123 Livingston 43 Schuyler 8
Cattaraugus 33 Madison 45 Seneca 4
Cayuga 28 Monroe 806 Steuben 52
Chautauqua 64 Montgomery 20 St. Lawrence 77
Chemung 44 Nassau 2,012 Suffolk 1,573
Chenango 10 New York 1,121 Sullivan 21
Clinton 43 Niagara 113 Tioga 18
Columbia 31 Oneida 114 Tompkins 62
Cortland 17 Onondaga 505 Ulster 78
Delaware 20 Ontario 97 Warren 85
Dutchess 186 Orange 193 Washington 19
Erie 988 Orleans 11 Wayne 48
Essex 32 Oswego 31 Westchester 613
Franklin 36 Otsego 74 Wyoming 16
Fulton 17 Putnam 56 Yates 6
Genesee 21 Queens 1,546 NYS TOTAL 14,409
Greene 28 Rensselaer 117 OTHER US 3,369
Hamilton 3 Richmond 499 NON-US 20
Herkimer 14 Rockland 235 TOTAL 17,798

Specialist Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 4 Jefferson 3 Saratoga 3
Allegany 0 Kings 8 Schenectady 1
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 12 Suffolk 5
Chenango 0 New York 3 Sullivan 0
Clinton 0 Niagara 1 Tioga 1
Columbia 0 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 9
Franklin 0 Otsego 0 Wyoming 0
Fulton 1 Putnam 1 Yates 0
Genesee 2 Queens 13 NYS TOTAL 90
Greene 0 Rensselaer 2 OTHER US 32
Hamilton 0 Richmond 4 NON-US 2
Herkimer 0 Rockland 1 TOTAL 124

* 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 14, 2020