Carmella Sebastian, MD, MS, or “Dr. Carm,” was born and raised in Pittston, Pennsylvania and graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Carm is the author of Sex and Spaghetti Sauce: My Italian Mother’s recipe for getting Healthy and Getting Busy in your 50s and Beyond, which was released in early 2013.
A nationally known wellness educator and speaker, Dr. Carm is widely admired for her straightforward talk and sense of humor and for offering all in her audience practical, achievable wellness strategies and solutions. A member of the National Speaker’s Association, Dr. Carm frequently speaks on a range of wellness issues. She has a special interest in women at mid-life and women’s wellness, two topics she often blogs about for Vibrant Nation. She has more than 15 years experience developing and implementing worksite wellness programs.
In addition to her M.D., Dr. Carm earned her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from King’s College in Pennsylvania. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and was in active clinical practice before joining Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Northeastern Pennsylvania, where she was VP of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer. She served as Market Medical Officer with Humana for Central and North Florida and joined Florida Blue in 2010. Dr. Carm is a renowned expert in workplace wellness and enjoys WELCOA (Wellness Council of America) certification. At Florida Blue, she oversees the NCQA-accredited wellness program, Better You from Blue, and manages over 100 client consultations per year.
Dr. Carm lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband and two daughters, ongoing (and somewhat reluctant) beneficiaries of her wellness wisdom.