The Greenbrier Clinic examination begins with a complete history
and physical examination at The Greenbrier Health Center where each
patient can expect to spend 1 ½ to 2 hours with their physician. On
the first day's visit, the examination includes flexible
sigmoidoscopy, vision and hearing tests, tonometry (test for
glaucoma), spirometry (pulmonary function), electrocardiogram (at
rest and following exercise), and a chest x-ray.
Also on the first day, the Clinic's laboratory staff will
collect samples for a complete battery of studies, including CBC
with platelet count and WBC differential, erythrocyte sedimentation
rate, and urinalysis. The Clinic's laboratory will also
perform a panel of blood chemistries which includes fasting and
post-prandial blood glucose, cholesterol (total and subfractions),
triglycerides, uric acid, calcium, and tests of kidney and liver
Tests for female patients include a pelvic exam, Pap smear, and
regular xeromammography, on the most sophisticated available
equipment and according to American Cancer Society guidelines.
Specialized tests, if desired or indicated, are performed on the
second day of the patient's visit. The Greenbrier Clinic
offers comprehensive ancillary services for diagnostic testing as
needed. The radiologist and nine technologists can provide
virtually any type of diagnostic x-ray. There is also a very
sophisticated ultrasound division within the radiology
Through the nursing department The Greenbrier Clinic offers, in
addition to many standard nursing procedures, bone densitometry for
the early diagnosis of osteoporosis, as well as a very
sophisticated noninvasive cardiology division supervised by the
Clinic's certified cardiologist. The noninvasive laboratory
offers cardiac and vascular imaging, stress testing, pulmonary
function studies, laryngoscopy, and other procedures.
The Clinic's fully accredited laboratory conducts a nearly
unlimited number of test procedures on modern, highly accurate
instrumentation. The laboratory also saves valuable time for
physicians and patients: 98 percent of all procedures ordered are
performed on the premises, and 95 percent are reported on the day
they are ordered.
Every visit to The Greenbrier Clinic includes a final, and very
important, meeting with the primary physician. At this
meeting the physician discusses the patient's diagnostic evaluation
in person, and in detail. All tests and evaluations are
explained, and the patient is encouraged to ask questions about any
aspect of the diagnosis. The physician also recommends ways
in which the patient can participate in a personalized preventive
health care program.
"When patients leave The Greenbrier Clinic, their knowledge
about their health and their awareness of how to prevent disease is
vastly improved," according to the medical director of the
Finally, a written copy of the diagnostic report is sent to the
patient, and to the personal or corporate physician if requested or
Diagnostic tests for patients at The Greenbrier Clinic are
scheduled so that ample time is available to enjoy the gracious
surroundings of The Greenbrier. Although each individual's
medical needs ultimately determine the amount of time spent in the
Clinic, emphasis is placed on maximizing visitor's free time
The Greenbrier Clinic's administrative offices will assist with
the patient's insurance billing, and will, if requested, make
reservations in The Greenbrier Resort facilities.
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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.