Other primary care providers*

Other Primary Care Providers is the ratio of the county population to the number of other primary care providers. Other primary care providers include nurse practitioners (NP), physician assistants (PA), and clinical nurse specialists. Please note that the methods for calculating this measure changed in the 2017 Rankings.

Measure Tabs

Data Source

Years of Data Used


CMS, National Provider Identification

The NPI Registry enables you to search for a provider's National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) information. All information produced by the NPI Registry is provided in accordance with the NPPES Data Dissemination Notice. Information in the NPI Registry is updated daily. You may run simple queries to retrieve this read-only data. For example, users may search for a provider by the NPI or legal business name.