This Medicine Buddha is one of the items I brought back from my trip to India. Knowing very little of the attributes of the Buddha, I did a little research upon my return. Here is a bit of what I found:
“Medicine Buddha is an enlightened being who has unbiased compassion for all living beings. He protects living beings from physical and mental sickness and other dangers and obstacles, and helps them to eradicate the three poisons – attachment, hatred, and ignorance – which are the source of all sickness and danger. He is a Buddha Doctor.” – Dharma Haven Tibetan Teachings
I guess that explains why I had to bring him home with me.