While The Greenbrier executive wellness program approach is
cutting-edge, the idea of preventive executive health care is not
new. What is new, however, is the accuracy and efficiency of the
type of diagnostic health care offered by The Greenbrier
Clinic. The science of diagnostic testing for early detection
of disease has been profoundly changed by technological
advances. Earlier detection leads to a significant
improvement in the rate of cure. Preventive health care makes
better sense than ever before.
Although some patients come to The Greenbrier Clinic with
symptoms of illness, a great many come to the Clinic without any
symptoms at all. Remarkably, even for those seemingly healthy
individuals, there is a relatively high yield of diagnosis.
Coronary disease is frequently diagnosed at an early or
asymptomatic stage. Eight percent of Clinic patients are
found to have polyps or growths in the rectum or colon when
examined by flexible sigmoidoscopy; thirteen percent have similar
findings when a barium study of the colon is performed. Five
percent of patients are found to have diabetes. The incidence
of breast cancer detected by mammography is nearly one percent.
These conditions are very often controllable or
preventable. With early detection and proper treatment, they
need not lead to disability or untimely death from stroke, heart
attack, or cancer of the breast, prostate, colon, and lung.
Moreover, The Greenbrier Clinic's emphasis on personalized,
participatory health maintenance encourages patients to become
involved in their own health care. Visitors to The Greenbrier
Clinic leave with a greatly increased awareness of their own
responsibility for their well-being. Even before leaving the
resort, in fact, visitors can begin their own personally tailored
exercise program, under the supervision of an exercise
physiologist, at the Greenbrier Spa
American corporations now have access to the technology and
medical knowledge to prevent or cure many of the diseases that
threaten their employees. Working together, we have the
resources to improve the quality and the length of life - to help
Americans enjoy full, vigorous, productive lives.
visit to The Greenbrier Clinic and you'll be on your way to
superior health and wellness.
Appointments may be scheduled using our online form or by contacting our appointment hotline, 800-362-7798.
James Monroe visited White Sulphur Springs with his wife in August 1815 while he was Secretary of State. His physician ordered him to “take the waters” to regain his health.
Ulysses S. Grant visited White Sulphur Springs in 1874. It was a brief visit early in the season as he was traveling west by railroad.
Woodrow Wilson spent his Easter vacation in April 1914 at The Greenbrier. He played golf on the Old White Course. He also divided his December 1915 honeymoon with Edith Bolling Galt between The Greenbrier and The Homestead.
William Howard Taft vacationed at White Sulphur Springs during his 1908 campaign for the presidency. He was feted at a grand ball in the ballroom of the Old White Hotel.
Dwight D. Eisenhower hosted the North American Summit Conference at The Greenbrier March 26-28, 1956. He was also at the resort three times in World War II when The Greenbrier was used as an Army hospital. Once he was admitted as a patient and the other times he was here with Mrs. Eisenhower for rest and relaxation.