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County Supply and Distribution Tables - Primary Care Physicians

The tables below include all active and non-federal physicians (medical doctors and doctors of osteopathy) practicing in Texas. Primary care physicians are those who indicate that they have a primary specialty of general practice, family practice/medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and/or gynecology, or geriatrics and are a sub-set of direct patient care physicians. Geriatrics began to be included in the primary care statistics in 2004. 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

2018 Physicians by County - September

2017 Physicians by County - September

2016 Physicians by County - September

2015 Physicians by County - September

2014 Physicians by County - September

2013 Physicians by County - September

2012 Physicians by County - September

2010 Physicians by County - September

2009 Physicians by County - August

2008 Physicians by County - October*

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 October 22, 2019