I discovered that it will depend on what EHR your doctor is using. HIPAA, apparently, has rules on video conferencing as well. I believe they call it telehealth? So your doctor should have a hipaa compliant video conferencing
software before you can have consultation with your doctor from the comfort of your own home - no travel needed! Unfortunately, my mom's doctor does not have the said system yet
- but he promised he will - soon!
How soon it will be is the BIG question