Table 1.

Number of All Active Physicians (MD and DO) in the United States in 2004 Including Medical Residents

CharacteristicFamily Physicians and General PractitionersAll Generalist Physicians*SubspecialistsTotal
Note: Graduate Medical Education National Advisory Committee definition includes all active physicians (resident calculated = 0.35 physician).
MD = doctor of medicine; DO = doctor of osteopathy.
* Family medicine, general practice, general internal medicine, and general pediatrics.
Reprinted with permission from Green et al.13
Physicians in specialty106,101268,809510,963779,772
Population per physician2,765.21091.4574.2376
Physicians per 100,000 people36.291.6174.2265.8