20 States With the Most, Least Primary Care Physicians

Here are the 20 states that have the most and the least primary care physicians, including the fields of internal medicine, family medicine and general practice, obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics.

The figures, from the Kaiser Family Foundation, are from November 2012 and include both MDs and DOs.

States with the most PCPs

1. California — 45,686
2. New York — 30,238
3. Texas — 25,845
4. Florida — 22,714
5. Pennsylvania — 19,464
6. Illinois — 17,854
7. Ohio — 16,050
8. Michigan — 14,968
9. Massachusetts — 13,516
10. New Jersey — 12,037

States with the least PCPs

1. Wyoming — 543
2. Alaska — 870
3. North Dakota — 874
4. South Dakota — 962
5. Vermont — 972
6. Montana — 1,010
7. Delaware — 1,267
8. Idaho — 1,406
9. Hawaii — 1,730
10. New Hampshire — 1,754

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