I had a sudden weight gain, an absent period, and a few other symptoms, which was initially mis-diagnosed as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Despite treatment, I continued to gain weight. A year or so later, my father saw a local news health segment which profiled a woman with a rare disease, Cushing's Syndrome. My father called me into the room and said, "I think this is what you have."
I went to a new doctor (a PCP), who, without ordering a single urine or blood test, told me that I didn't have Cushing's because "it was too rare." Even though his exam of me revealed very high