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 nutrition and exercise. He is recognized by the American Naturopathic Medical Association, is a member of the Wisconsin Naturopathic Physicians 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 people worldwide. He is a faculty member at the University of Natural Medicine where he teaches doctors and other 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.


Sarah Droege

Sarah Droege is the Program Director for Optimal Body Balance at the Natural Path Health Center. Sarah is a Madison native and graduated in December of 2009 with a B.S. in Dietetics – Nutritional Sciences. She has had extensive education in human nutritional needs throughout the life span and is especially interested in the biochemistry behind nutritional needs. She also has a great interest in natural medicine, loves to cook and enjoys working with children. She hopes to one day combine her passions with a nutritional education and cooking program for families and children.

Learn more about the Optimal Body Balance Program!


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 is centered on discovery of genes critical for the progression of Type 2 Diabetes. From her 16 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 2 year old daughter, as well as traveling with her family, bicycling, and playing sand volleyball.


Ann Miller

Ann Miller is the Office Manager at the Natural Path Health Center. She has been an integral member of the staff since 2002, assisting clients, staff and online customers. Ann has extensive experience in a healthcare setting, including several years in the pharmaceutical industry. She marvels at how much she has learned here at the center since those days. She loves working with clientele by answering questions, fact finding, assisting with product selection, and scheduling. And she enjoys seeing them grow, heal, and nourish themselves along the natural path.

As a mother of one son and a daughter, Ann actively pursues outdoor activities including camping, biking, hiking, and gardening, and she especially loves to cook and entertain. When you arrive at the Center, you can be assured Ann will greet you with a compassionate smile and understanding heart, making the start of your journey and easy one.