License Statistics

Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Physician 3,994 4,272 5,223 4,644 4,575
Physician - 3 Year Limited 330 224 0 0 0
Physician Assistant 856 923 970 1,040 1,074
Specialist Assistant 10 4 10 7 4

Geographic Distribution*

As of July 1, 2016

Physician**

County Number County Number County Number
Full 3-yr Full 3-yr Full 3-yr
Albany 1,735 0 Jefferson 244 0 Saratoga 493 0
Allegany 35 0 Kings 5,625 0 Schenectady 424 0
Bronx 2,112 1 Lewis 28 0 Schoharie 23 0
Broome 598 0 Livingston 62 0 Schuyler 24 0
Cattaraugus 106 0 Madison 110 0 Seneca 18 0
Cayuga 104 0 Monroe 3,282 0 Steuben 210 0
Chautauqua 190 0 Montgomery 85 0 St. Lawrence 203 0
Chemung 265 0 Nassau 9,294 0 Suffolk 5,276 0
Chenango 61 0 New York 18,559 0 Sullivan 101 0
Clinton 225 0 Niagara 259 0 Tioga 49 0
Columbia 128 0 Oneida 552 0 Tompkins 281 0
Cortland 65 0 Onondaga 1,999 0 Ulster 341 0
Delaware 36 0 Ontario 285 0 Warren 261 0
Dutchess 933 0 Orange 958 0 Washington 41 0
Erie 3,266 0 Orleans 23 0 Wayne 73 1
Essex 49 0 Oswego 103 0 Westchester 6,543 0
Franklin 97 0 Otsego 343 0 Wyoming 38 0
Fulton 58 0 Putnam 234 0 Yates 26 0
Genesee 60 0 Queens 5,039 0 NYS TOTAL 74,792 2
Greene 59 0 Rensselaer 291 0 OTHER US 20,684 0
Hamilton 7 0 Richmond 1,546 0 NON-US 377 0
Herkimer 41 0 Rockland 1,216 0 TOTAL 95,853 2

Physician Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 247 Jefferson 85 Saratoga 176
Allegany 14 Kings 1,043 Schenectady 108
Bronx 299 Lewis 10 Schoharie 9
Broome 88 Livingston 43 Schuyler 6
Cattaraugus 32 Madison 38 Seneca 5
Cayuga 24 Monroe 620 Steuben 34
Chautauqua 44 Montgomery 19 St. Lawrence 64
Chemung 38 Nassau 1,641 Suffolk 1,259
Chenango 13 New York 884 Sullivan 21
Clinton 36 Niagara 81 Tioga 21
Columbia 31 Oneida 96 Tompkins 39
Cortland 21 Onondaga 403 Ulster 77
Delaware 16 Ontario 78 Warren 90
Dutchess 167 Orange 145 Washington 19
Erie 793 Orleans 9 Wayne 44
Essex 35 Oswego 32 Westchester 480
Franklin 32 Otsego 65 Wyoming 16
Fulton 17 Putnam 53 Yates 5
Genesee 18 Queens 1,305 NYS TOTAL 11,835
Greene 21 Rensselaer 99 OTHER US 2,462
Hamilton 4 Richmond 423 NON-US 21
Herkimer 9 Rockland 191 TOTAL 14,318

Specialist Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 1 Jefferson 1 Saratoga 4
Allegany 0 Kings 8 Schenectady 2
Bronx 3 Lewis 0 Schoharie 0
Broome 2 Livingston 0 Schuyler 0
Cattaraugus 1 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 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 11
Franklin 0 Otsego 0 Wyoming 0
Fulton 1 Putnam 1 Yates 0
Genesee 2 Queens 10 NYS TOTAL 89
Greene 0 Rensselaer 2 OTHER US 24
Hamilton 0 Richmond 3 NON-US 1
Herkimer 0 Rockland 2 TOTAL 114

* 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 25, 2016