Dr. Michael Lee graduated from Stanford University with honors and received his medical degree from the University of Chicago in 1996. Dr. Lee completed his internal medicine residency at Mount Auburn Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital.

My tentative choice for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan 2009

Every year, you should see if your Medicare Part D plan is the best value. You can change your plan between November 15 to December 31 during the open enrollment.

Last year, I chose SilverScript Plus for my parents, but the monthly premium increased from $31 to $59 and the deductible from $0 to $50.

After studying the various plans on the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder, I think First Health Part D-Premier is the best plan.

The monthly premium is $21.10, no deductible. One downside of this plan is there is no generic drug coverage in the Gap (after you have spent $2510 on medication), so if you use a lot of generic drugs, this might not be for you.

I’ll make my final decision after the Summary Rating of Prescription Drug Plan Quality comes out.


  1. Stephen Chen Said,

    November 10, 2008 @ 3:11 pm

    That was very helpful, Dr. Lee. Thanks so much for posting it.

  2. Michael Lee MD Said,

    November 10, 2008 @ 3:41 pm

    You’re very welcome!

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