A veteran Springfield physician has been appointed to serve as temporary guardian of hotel magnate John Q. Hammons.
Dr. James Coulter, a board-certified pulmonologist and internal medicine specialist with 43 years medical experience, is now providing independent medical advice to the court about care for the ailing Hammons.
He also is deciding who can visit Hammons at the long-term care facility where Hammons has resided for nearly a year, according to a source with knowledge of Coulter's appointment.
[Greene County Probate Judge Michael]Cordonnier has closed the guardianship petition hearings to the public and also closed documents and records related to the case.
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