Throughout my experience, one physician met two-thirds of these needs, and two met all of them. Dr. J, of Berkeley, California, was a "good-enough" practitioner, to amend Donald Winnicott's phrase. As a supervising and training psychoanalyst, he was a superb therapist, aiding my social and my psychological needs. However, I would have been better off receiving medications as well, because I had previously had a toxic psychosis, and I fell into a psychotic break that ended our years of working together because I fled cross-country. Dr. F, of San Francisco, is a "better" practitioner, a superb psychopharmacologist who is also gifted in the way he does psychotherapy, with tact and respect for the patient. For a number of years, my "best" psychiatrist, Dr. P, of New York City, was available to me; however, he is now deceased. He was a psychoanalyst who developed an "information processing" theory of psychotherapy, an early variety of cognitive therapy. He never let his research interests override his concern for and sensitivity to my unique needs. Furthermore, he was capable in the prescription and management of medications.