In 2021 the estimated number of physicians providing direct patient care in Wyoming was 1,043, 7% higher than the estimated number practicing in 2014.
There were an estimated 180 physicians per 100,000 population providing direct patient care in Wyoming, including 65 primary care physicians per 100,000 population in 2021.
The mean age of Wyoming’s practicing physicians was 53 years. Women comprised 26% of the state’s physician workforce and 38% of the primary care, including 49% of general pediatricians.
Most rural areas of Wyoming had fewer physicians per 100,000 population and many rural counties had high percentages of physicians age 55 or older than in urban areas.
Authors:Dahal A, Skillman SM
Journal/Publisher:Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington
Citation:Dahal A, Skillman SM. Wyoming’s Physician Workforce in 2021. Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Jul 2022.
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