Top 5 States With the Highest and Lowest Number of Active Physicians

Here are the top five states with the highest and lowest numbers of active physicians as of November, according to the latest data from Kaiser State Health Facts.

1. California — 92,488 total active physicians
  • 43,801 primary care physicians
  • 48,687 specialist physicians
2. New York — 65,171 total active physicians
  • 27,337 primary care physicians
  • 37,834 specialist physicians
3. Texas — 52,438 total active physicians
  • 24,631 primary care physicians
  • 27,807 specialist physicians
4. Florida — 45,819 total active physicians
  • 21,960 primary care physicians
  • 23,859 specialist physicians
5. Pennsylvania — 39,767 total active physicians
  • 18,699 primary care physicians
  • 21,068 specialist physicians


1. Wyoming — 1,050 total active physicians
  • 525 primary care physicians
  • 525 specialist physicians
2. North Dakota — 1,563 total active physicians
  • 820 primary care physicians
  • 743 specialist physicians
3. Alaska — 1,630 total active physicians
  • 846 primary care physicians
  • 784 specialist physicians
4. South Dakota — 1,826 total active physicians
  • 902 primary care physicians
  • 924 specialist physicians
5. Vermont — 2,000 total active physicians
  • 946 primary care physicians
  • 1,054 specialist physicians

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