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 January 1, 2018

Physician**

County Number County Number County Number
Full 3-yr Full 3-yr Full 3-yr
Albany 1,755 0 Jefferson 247 0 Saratoga 498 0
Allegany 31 0 Kings 5,612 0 Schenectady 428 0
Bronx 2,072 0 Lewis 32 0 Schoharie 20 0
Broome 625 0 Livingston 58 0 Schuyler 24 0
Cattaraugus 95 0 Madison 114 0 Seneca 18 0
Cayuga 96 0 Monroe 3,353 0 Steuben 213 0
Chautauqua 188 0 Montgomery 88 0 St. Lawrence 221 0
Chemung 286 0 Nassau 9,308 0 Suffolk 5,343 0
Chenango 49 0 New York 18,588 0 Sullivan 98 0
Clinton 214 0 Niagara 255 0 Tioga 50 0
Columbia 125 0 Oneida 548 0 Tompkins 273 0
Cortland 58 0 Onondaga 2,006 0 Ulster 330 0
Delaware 30 0 Ontario 280 0 Warren 270 0
Dutchess 941 0 Orange 1,015 0 Washington 37 0
Erie 3,268 0 Orleans 23 0 Wayne 73 0
Essex 49 0 Oswego 94 0 Westchester 6,573 0
Franklin 91 0 Otsego 341 0 Wyoming 40 0
Fulton 59 0 Putnam 238 0 Yates 26 0
Genesee 67 0 Queens 5,049 0 NYS TOTAL 74,992 0
Greene 62 0 Rensselaer 270 0 OTHER US 21,448 0
Hamilton 7 0 Richmond 1,538 0 NON-US 415 0
Herkimer 34 0 Rockland 1,198 0 TOTAL 96,855 0

Physician Assistant***

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 291 Jefferson 90 Saratoga 183
Allegany 14 Kings 1,107 Schenectady 113
Bronx 310 Lewis 12 Schoharie 10
Broome 101 Livingston 40 Schuyler 7
Cattaraugus 37 Madison 40 Seneca 6
Cayuga 25 Monroe 695 Steuben 41
Chautauqua 57 Montgomery 20 St. Lawrence 66
Chemung 42 Nassau 1,807 Suffolk 1,402
Chenango 12 New York 978 Sullivan 21
Clinton 38 Niagara 93 Tioga 21
Columbia 33 Oneida 107 Tompkins 48
Cortland 17 Onondaga 457 Ulster 80
Delaware 19 Ontario 84 Warren 90
Dutchess 174 Orange 166 Washington 18
Erie 843 Orleans 8 Wayne 49
Essex 32 Oswego 30 Westchester 538
Franklin 37 Otsego 69 Wyoming 16
Fulton 21 Putnam 52 Yates 6
Genesee 20 Queens 1,451 NYS TOTAL 12,934
Greene 24 Rensselaer 106 OTHER US 2,742
Hamilton 3 Richmond 451 NON-US 19
Herkimer 9 Rockland 197 TOTAL 15,695

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 10 Suffolk 6
Chenango 0 New York 2 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 10
Franklin 0 Otsego 0 Wyoming 0
Fulton 1 Putnam 1 Yates 0
Genesee 2 Queens 11 NYS TOTAL 88
Greene 0 Rensselaer 2 OTHER US 29
Hamilton 0 Richmond 4 NON-US 1
Herkimer 0 Rockland 2 TOTAL 118

* 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 24, 2018