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County Supply and Distribution Tables - Direct Patient Care Physicians

The tables below include all active and non-federal physicians (medical doctors and doctors of osteopathy) practicing in Texas. Direct patient care physicians are those who work directly with patients and do not include researchers, administrators, or teachers. Residents and fellows, teachers, administrators, researchers, federal, military, retired, and "not-in-practice" physicians are excluded from the supply totals. Locum tenens physicians are also excluded. 

2019 Physicians by County - September 

Direct Patient Care Physicians (55,333)

2018 Physicians by County - September
Direct Patient Care Physicians (54,213)

2017 Physicians by County - September
Direct Patient Care Physicians (52,550)

2016 Physicians by County - September
Direct Patient Care Physicians (50,948)

2015 Physicians by County - September
Direct Patient Care Physicians (49,122)

2014 Physicians by County - September
Direct Patient Care Physicians (47,289)

2013 Physicians by County - September
Direct Patient Care Physicians (45,650)

2012 Physicians by County - September
Direct Patient Care Physicians (44,244)

2011 Physicians by County - September
Direct Patient Care Physicians (42,716)

2010 Physicians by County - September
Direct Patient Care Physicians (41,191)

2009 Physicians by County - August
Direct Patient Care Physicians (39,374)

2008 Physicians by County - October*
Direct Patient Care Physicians (38,387)

Data prior to 2008 may be available. Please contact the Health Professions Resource Center for more information.

Licensing Board and Data Source

The Texas Medical Board adopts rules for the regulation of persons wishing to practice as physicians in Texas.

Information regarding the education requirements, licensure requirements, and responsibilities of physicians can be found on the website of the Texas Medical Board.

* Due to changes in the methodology of the file preparation, researchers and faculty were counted (for the first time in 2008) if they also indicated direct medical/patient care. This resulted in approximately an additional 627 records in the direct patient care file and 240 records in the primary care file above the usual yearly increase. 

Last updated November 13, 2019