Data Source: Texas Medical Board - September 2013
Includes: Active primary care physicians with Texas practice addresses and a practice type of direct patient care. Primary Care Physicians are those physicians that indicate a primary speciality of: Family Practice/Medicine, General Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and/or Gynecology, or Geriatrics (Geriatrics was included for the first time in 2004). Excludes: Federal and military physicians, residents and fellows. Note: In general, when reporting statistics for Ob/Gyns, HPRC uses the sum of all physicians who indicate either Obstetrics or Gynecology, along with those who indicate Obstetrics & Gynecology. The term "Family Medicine" is becoming more common in place of the term "Family Practice" but these specialties are essentially the same.
Prepared by: Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Health Professions Resource Center, December 3, 2013