About the Staff

Chad Oler, ND

“Dr. Chad” has been studying natural health and healing for most of his life with extensive experience researching and consulting on applying naturopathic techniques in clinical practice, nutrition and exercise. He is recognized by the American Naturopathic Medical Association, is a supporting member of the Wisconsin Naturopathic Doctors Association and has been in naturopathic practice since January 2000. He co-founded the Natural Path Health Center in Madison, WI, in December 2000.

Dr. Chad has studied, lectured and taught throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Peru and southern Africa. He is very active in teaching natural healing techniques and has given presentations to thousands of laypersons as well as over 10,000 doctors worldwide. He was also a faculty member at the University of Natural Medicine for many years where he taught both students and health care practitioners the value of alternative testing techniques in the healing process.

In addition to general naturopathic care, Dr. Chad has extensive training and certificates in Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Shamanic Medicine, Reiki, Personal Training, Urine & Saliva Analysis (Reams & Biological Terrain Assessment), Darkfield (Enderlein and Morphologic Hematology) Microscopy, Holistic Iridology, Color Therapy, Homeopathy, Homotoxicology, & Naturopathic Manipulations. He is also active in the sports community, competing in triathlon and ice hockey, and training elite level athletes to insure optimal performance and recovery.

Dr. Oler was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and graduated from Stoughton High School in 1989. He received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering with a certificate in Technical Communications from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and worked in Research & Development for four years where he received multiple patents and awards for his pioneering work. He returned to pursue his Doctorate in Naturopathy from the University of Natural Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in January 2001. Learn more about Dr. Oler’s past experience, lectures and writings here.

Dr. Oler’s goal is to raise public awareness about natural healing methods and teach everyone how they can use these methods to dramatically improve their health. He looks forward to embodying his mission and helping his clients continue along their natural path to optimal health and longevity.


Christy Byrne

Christy is our Office Manager and will be your first point of contact when you call, email or come into the center. Christy is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher, and specializes in indigenous healing of the Shona, Ojibwa, and Nahuatl tribes. She also has many years of Administrative experience in the healthcare field.

Some will remember Christy from the start of NPHC 20 years ago, some will remember her filling in for Ann over the years, and for some this will be your first introduction. Christy is passionate in all her endeavors and looks forward to the opportunity to walk alongside you in your journey to optimal health.

When you arrive at the Center, you can be assured Christy will greet you with a compassionate smile and understanding heart, making the start of your journey an easy one.


Angie Oler

Angie has worked for the Natural Path Health Center with her husband, Dr. Chad Oler, N.D. since 2001. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry, which she puts to use part-time doing medical research in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her research was centered on discovery of genes critical for the progression of Type 2 Diabetes as well as cholesterol metabolism. From her 20 years of experience working in the medical research field, she is well aware of the limitations of western medicine. Therefore, she has a strong interest in providing alternatives to western methods of therapy and prescription medication. Her goal in Marketing & Community Outreach is to educate and inform others about these alternatives on not only a local but a global scale. Her hobbies include spending time with her children, as well as traveling with her family, bicycling, and playing sand volleyball.