Welcome Dr. Nicholas Frame

Dr. FrameBorn and raised in Wisconsin, Dr. Frame is truly home at Milwaukee Eye Care, S.C. We are thrilled about the experience he brings to our staff and patients. Dr. Frame is a comprehensive ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery and the medical and surgical management of glaucoma.

Dr. Frame loves bowling, fishing and spending time outdoors. He and his wife are huge Wisconsin sports fans, so you might see him in the office one day and run into him at a Packers, Brewers, Badgers or Bucks game the next!

Would you like to get to know him better? Read our full interview with Dr. Frame, below.

Where did you study medicine? I graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earning an undergraduate degree in Bacteriology. I completed medical school at the Universty of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. During medical school I participated in mission trips to Guatemala and India. Following medical school I completed an internal medicine internship at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, where I completed my ophthalmology residency at Louisiana State University. I returned home to Wisonsin and completed a distinguished fellowship in glaucoma in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Medicine and Public Health.

Did you always want to be an ophthalmologist? Growing up on the east side of Madison, I actually wanted to be a Veterinarian because I loved science and animals. We had a lot of different pets growing up as kids. When I got to high school I took an advanced biology course taught by a retired doctor who also taught gross anatomy. After that class I knew I wanted to become a doctor. My mom was a receptionist at the UW eye clinic and I arranged to shadow an Ophthalmologist in high school. That ultimately led to my career in ophthalmology.

Who do you admire most? My fellowship mentor Dr. Gregg Heatley. He was not only an excellent clinician, surgeon and teacher, but he manages to strike a good balance with his personal life. Although I have not chosen an academic career path, I hope to be able to reach the same point with my career and personal life.

Which is your favorite quote? “Life passes most people by while they are making grand plans for it.”

If you could sing one song on American Idol, what would it be? Trust me, nobody wants to hear me sing but if I had to sing one song it would be Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash.

If you could be a super hero, who would it be? Batman. I’ve always been a night owl.

Written by Shawnté G, COA/Surgical Coordinator at Milwaukee Eye Care, S.C.