Try our corporate solution for free!
+1 (212) 419-5770

Size of medical practices in the U.S. 2018

The largest percentage of U.S. medical practices in 2018 included practices with 2-5 physicians, representing over 23 percent of the total. Medical practices with 31-100 physicians represented around 11 percent of medical practices in the United States in that year.

U.S. physicians

The number of active doctors of medicine in the U.S. has increased dramatically in the past 50 years. Currently there are almost a million active doctors in the United States. Among all U.S. states, California, followed by New York, has the highest number of active physicians. It is estimated that there is a current deficit in the number of physicians of nearly 22 thousand in the United States. Until 2030 this deficit is expected to grow six-fold.

Medical practices

Many sources indicate that physicians are moving away from private practice and into practices owned by hospitals or medical groups. In 2018, a minority of physicians were practice owners, partners or associates and over half of physicians were employed by someone else. In the same year, a majority of U.S. physicians said that they are at full capacity within their practices while one fifth of physicians indicated that they had more time to see patients.

Distribution of U.S. medical practices by size in 2018

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Single Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Single Account

$39 $59 per month *
in the first 12 months
33% Discount until October 31st
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$468 / Year
$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date

September 2018


United States

Survey time period


Number of respondents

8,774 respondents

Special properties

in all 50 states

Method of interview

Online survey

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account.

Single Account
The ideal entry-level account for individual users
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract; Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Physicians in the U.S."

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.